We hope to raise $1,000,000 to help the Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.
1 in 500
One in 500 people carry a faulty BRCA gene mutation.
In some cases, they have a 90 percent increased risk of developing breast and ovarian cancer.
Their children have a 50/50 chance of inheriting the same defective gene.
Breast and ovarian cancers can have a devastating impact on women, their family and friends, and the community. In recent years there have been encouraging improvements in the diagnosis and treatment of these cancers. However, further research is vital to understand the complexities of cellular growth and interactions that cause breast and ovarian cancers to arise.
The Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research are dedicated to finding novel approaches for prevention and treatment of breast and ovarian cancer. Professors Geoff Lindeman and Jane Visvader are joint division heads of this breast cancer research laboratory, which is one of the most prestigious in Australia. They oversee a formidable team of researchers who have made landmark discoveries in the prevention and treatment of breast and ovarian cancers.
Your support would greatly accelerate this research, as well as supporting a promising young breast cancer researcher to join the team to undertake a research fellowship.