Register4 hits 40,000 members

Register4 is very pleased to announce that, with the help of a new partnership with BreastScreen NSW, the Register4 community has grown to over 40,000 members.

More than 7,000 BreastScreen NSW clients in the Hunter/New England, Northern Sydney & Central Coast and Northern NSW & Mid North Coast regions have joined the Register4 community  after receiving a letter from their local BreastScreen.

Dr Alison Butt, NBCF Director of Research Investment said "We're very excited about the partnership between BreastScreen and Register4. It is a great opportunity to not only raise awareness of breast screening and the early detection of breast cancer, but also to give women who screen and their family and friends an opportunity to play their part in furthering breast cancer research."

To find out more about your local BreastScreen services call 13 20 50 (national).

 

National Breast Cancer Foundation Perth Research Update

NBCF is hosting an annual Research Update in Perth on Wednesday 2nd July! You are invited to experience a unique insight into the breast cancer research that your support helps to fund.

Join us for a presentation from NBCF-funded researcher, Associate Professor Pilar Blancafort, and a guided tour around the state-of-the-art Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.

Event details

Date: Wednesday 2 July, 2014

TIme: 11 am to 1 pm (lunch provided)

Location: Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research

                 QEII Medical Centre, 6 Verdun St, Nedlands

 

To register your interest for this FREE event, simply email Jen on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

For more info click here and be sure to keep your eyes open for upcoming events in your state.
Major Milestones in Cancer Research

Over 35,000 cancer clinicians and resaerchers from around the world have come together to hear about the latest advances in the treatment and management of different cancers.

The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) was held from Saturday 31 May to Tuesday 3 June, in Chicago, Illinois.

This year marked the 50th anniversary of ASCO annual meetings. To mark this milestone, ASCO has published an interactive Timeline of Cancer Progress, highlighting the significant advances in the understanding, assessment and treatment of cancer over the past 50 years. Read More

BRCA mutation linked to lung cancer

Smokers who carry the breast cancer risk gene BRCA2, are at a greatly increased risk of developing lung cancer, according to a new study of 27,000 people.

The research, published in the prestigious research journal, NatureGenetics, found that smokers with a BRCA2 mutation have a 25% chance of developing lung cancer in their lifetime. This is almost double the risk of smokers without the BRCA2 gene mutation, who have a 13% chance of developing lung cancer in their lifetime. 

Researchers say these findings may mean that treatments used in breast cancer may also be effective in lung cancer, where new treatment approaches are urgently needed. Read more

Thanks to Jim Forbes & Bruce Miller for spreading the word!

We'd like to extend a big thank you to Register4 member, Jim Forbes and his teammate Bruce Miller who successfully completed the Sh*tbox Rally, and promoted Register4 along the way. 

The seven day rally kicked off in Perth, Western Australia and headed north to Darwin. THe boys traveled over 3,500 km to Darwin along some of Australia’s most deserted and challenging roads through the Pilbara along the famous former cattle route, the Gibb River Road, and through the breathtaking Kimberley.

Thank you to Jim & Bruce for all their support and we are so glad that you made it all the way and got back in one piece!

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