Welcome to our first newsletter for 2015, a lot has benn happening at Register4 this year.




Register4 cancer research update July 2015

Dear Register4 member,

By volunteering to participate in cancer research projects, you are helping researchers spend less time and money finding participants for their studies, and more time on accelerating cancer research.

In this issue: Focus on breast density


How Register4 members are helping to fast-track the lifepool project

lifepool is a cohort study with more than 53,000 participants. Its main aim is to study breast (mammographic) density and its association with breast cancer, to develop a better understanding of a woman's risk for breast cancer. In time, a personalised risk score may help guide targeted breast cancer screening.

lifepool is led by a team of senior researchers with expertise in molecular biology, pathology, breast screening, mammographic density, and epidemiology. Professor Ian Campbell is the chief investigator of this project. Ian is Co-Head of the Cancer Genomics and Genetics program at the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre in Melbourne. He has over 25 years experience in cancer genomics.

In establishing lifepool, Ian and his colleagues recognised the need to gather a large group (cohort) of women, each of whom contributes important data about health and lifestyle as well as providing access to mammograms. In key partnership with BreastScreen Victoria, this cohort has become a powerful tool to help researchers understand the subtle interactions of a range of risk factors for breast cancer. Now, in partnership with Register4, lifepool is inviting women from across Australia to join the project.

The target is 100,000 women, so recruitment is just over the halfway mark. Ian and the lifepool investigators are asking for your help to reach their target. If you are a woman aged 18 years or older and have not had a diagnosis of breast cancer, you are eligible to participate in this project.

If you would like to learn more about lifepool, or express interest in participating, click here.

What is breast density and why it is important?

"Breast density" does not refer to how hard a woman's breasts feel. It refers to the white or bright areas of a mammogram and is more appropriately referred to as "mammographic density". In this article, Professor John Hopper, one of the lead researchers of the lifepool project, explains mammographic density, what is yet to be discovered, and the questions that researchers are trying to answer

To read the article, click here



The Mother’s Day Classic, a fantastic result!

The Mother's Day Classic on Sunday 10 May was a wonderful success with men, women and children coming together across the nation to pay tribute to those touched by breast cancer and show their support for breast cancer research.

Now in its 18th year, the Classic has raised an incredible $24.3 million and grown to include a record 105 events across Australia this year.

The Mother's Day Classic is unique because more than two thirds of the entry fee and every fundraising dollar go to the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF), Australia's leading community-funded organisation providing grants for breast cancer research.

NBCF would like to congratulate Women in Super on a fantastic event and thank their networks of volunteers for making the event possible each year. They would also like to thank all the amazing people, over 125,000 of you who took part by walking, running and fundraising as together year after year you are helping to improve survival rates and outcomes for those diagnosed with breast cancer.


From the Register4 Team

In the coming months we will be launching a Register4 questionnaire. This is designed for all Register4 members, and will provide important data that can further fast-track cancer research.

Do you know someone who might be interested in joining Register4? Please help us to spread the word. You can send them an email that explains what Register4 is about, and invite them to join by clicking here.

Have your details changed? You can update your details by clicking here.

If you would like to contact us, you can reach us at info@register4.org.au or phone 1300 709 485

The Register4 team thanks you for taking an active role in cancer research. We look forward to bringing you more research projects so that together we can help reduce the burden of cancer.



About Us
Register4 is a national online database of women and men who want to fast-track cancer research. Register4 is open to anyone aged 18 and over. You do not need to have had cancer to become a member.

Upcoming projects
Keep your eyes out for the ABC study, an upcoming project seeking men and women aged 40 years and over who have not had a diagnosis of cancer. It aims to find the causes of cancer including the most common cancers - bowel, melanoma, prostate, breast and lung cancer.

Meet the Researchers

Meet some of the researchers using Register4 to fast track their research.














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