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Research for a World Without Breast Cancer

The Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group (ANZBCTG) conducts an independent, collaborative breast cancer clinical trials research program to save lives from breast cancer.
Clinical trials identify new, safe and effective treatments and treatment strategies for those diagnosed with breast cancer and prevention strategies for all, particularly for women at increased risk. 
We work with researchers throughout Australia, New Zealand and globally to pool resources, avoid duplication, share knowledge and achieve research progress faster for the benefit of all women.
The Breast Cancer Institute of Australia (BCIA) is the fundraising and education department of the ANZBCTG.  Ongoing support for clinical trials research is essential for progress - results can be achieved more quickly, when more funding is available.  
Our aim is to eradicate all suffering from breast cancer and achieve the ultimate goal of “a world without breast cancer.”

Recent Breast Cancer Research News

The perfect way to stay healthy and organised all year round. 06/01/2015
With the New Year now upon us, the 2015 Australian Women's Health Diary will ensure all women can receive important advice and reminders throughout the year so they can continue to monitor and improve their health. more...
Research Shows Tamoxifen Reduces Breast Cancer Rates By Nearly A Third Over 20 Years 12/12/2014
New analysis of the breast cancer drug tamoxifen shows that the preventive effect of the drug continues for 20 years, after treatment with the drug has stopped, with breast cancer rates reduced by around 30%. more...
Ovarian Suppression Reduces Breast Cancer Recurrence for Some Young Women 12/12/2014
New clinical trial research has found that young women with hormone-sensitive breast cancer who received chemotherapy and had not reached menopause, benefit from ovarian function suppression, reducing the risk of recurrence. more...

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Messages from our breast cancer research supporters

  • Margaret
    My daughter has breast cancer
  • Valerie
    I am a breast cancer survivor: it was nearly 12 years ago . My first husband died when he was only 49 [lymphoma]. As a result, I try to donate when I can.
  • Sandra
    In memory of my beautiful, brave sister Sharon who died from breast cancer in 2007. I miss her every day, love her forever xxx
  • Margaret
    Two of my friends had breast cancer, one died. I want my granddaughters to hopefully be free from the worry of having breast cancer.
  • Peter
    These trials are too important not to support. Women everywhere need as much medical advancement in the prevention and treatment of breast cancer as possible.
  • Deborah
    My oldest and dearest friend's daughter, a young mother, discovered that she had breast cancer and had to have a radical mastectomy and hysterectomy.
  • Jacqui
    Thank you BCIA for supporting research into better treatments for all types of breast cancer.
  • Colin
    My donation is for my mother-in-law, Maria because she survived breast cancer many years ago and every year her wish is that I donate to research (on her behalf) in lieu of a Christmas present.
  • Marilyn
    My donation is for all women everywhere because I want it to be possible for every person to survive breast cancer.
  • Wendy
    My donation is for Katherine Johnstone because she was a lovely friend who I lost to breast cancer and I miss her very much.
  • Sally
    My donation is for my nanna, Stella because she is the most amazing, inspirational woman I know.
  • Patricia
    My donation is for Bronwyn because I saw the impact her illness had on her family. No one should have to see their wife, mum and friend suffer like that.
  • Carlie
    My donation is for all the wonderful women in my life. Early detection saved my mother and my sister, so I want the same resources to be available to all the women in my family and my friends.
  • Owen
    My mother has been affected by this disease for many years and is now clear.
  • Helen
    Breast cancer clinical trials research is so important if we hope to find a cure for (or even prevention of) breast cancer and live in a world free from cancer.
  • Shirley
    The sooner we find a cure the better. Every cent helps.
  • Laura
    With a strong family history of breast cancer, research undertaken by the BCIA may one day help me or members of my family fight this insidious disease.
  • Thomas
    The CommBank graduates chose to support three charities at our annual quiz night and BCIA was overwhelmingly voted in as one of the three.
  • Joan
    Breast cancer has such a huge impact on the lives of so many women, my mother-in-law being one of them.
  • Susan
    Together we can beat this terrible disease!
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