“ We want to stop women dying from metastatic breast cancer. With your support, we can make even bigger steps forward. Thank you so much for giving so kindly. It is a wise investment. 

– NBCF-funded researcher, Associate Professor Alexander Swarbrick

Metastatic (secondary) breast cancer is the leading cause of breast cancer deaths. As we strive towards Zero Deaths from breast cancer, it’s our biggest research problem to solve.

By raising funds and hosting a Pink Ribbon Breakfast this October, you’re taking a stand against secondary breast cancer. You’re helping fund world-class research to find lasting solutions and ultimately - save lives.

Your support will fund urgent
research into…


More research is needed to understand why, how and when breast cancer spreads. The more we understand, the more chances we have of preventing it.


More research is needed to develop effective tools to predict, detect and monitor the spread of cancer. The sooner we can detect it, the better we can treat it.


More research is needed for personalised treatments for metastatic breast cancer. The more targeted the treatment strategy, the better the outcome.

The funds you raise are vital. The more you raise, the closer we get to Zero Deaths from breast cancer.

Could support researchers in the development of a new combination therapy that is more potent against metastatic breast cancer, while reducing harmful side-effects and heart damage.

Could support researchers to develop world-class diagnostic and imaging tools to see exactly where breast cancer has spread, as early as possible.

Could support researchers to develop a simple, non-invasive blood test to predict, detect and monitor the return and spread of breast cancer. This could lift the cloud of fear that so many breast cancer survivors live under.


When you support the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), you’re supporting targeted breast cancer research – research that is selected for its potential to reap tangible, game-changing results. NBCF has a number of groundbreaking research projects focusing on the prevention, detection and treatment of metastatic breast cancer. Here are just a few. With your help, we can fund more.


The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is Australia’s leading national body funding game-changing breast cancer research with money raised entirely by the Australian public.

We receive no government funding. What we do, would not be possible without the support and generosity of people and organisations like you.