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Since 2014 the Foundation for Breast Cancer Care has been supporting high quality, decentralised breast cancer management throughout Australia.

The Foundation has a particular focus on rural and remote Australia, and women at risk in both urban and rural and regional Australia.

The Foundations causes include service to women at risk as stated, including Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian groups, preserving body form, in the form of promoting breast reconstructions and Oncoplastic surgery, world’s best practice, in the form of continuous compulsory audit by each practising Surgeon, and neoadjuvant chemotherapy, in an effort to preserve body shape and increased survival of breast cancer.

To this end,the Foundation has been involved in a number of projects. These have included bench research, looking at tumour biology in the setting of neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Our other projects have included outreach programs to Indigenous communities through the support of community health workers. Both of these projects have been performed in partnership with various universities, notably the University of Melbourne and Sydney University.

Our role is to promote high quality, low variability health care, which is distributed equally throughout Australia with equal outcomes, regardless of postcode.

Our Causes

 

World’s best practice

World’s best practice

The cure rate for breast cancer survival in Australia is amongst the best in the world, and this can only be maintained by constant review. The best system of monitoring success is by ultising cancer registries. Presently all of these registries and their data are not networked.  Data is is already housed in a variety of registries these include cancer registeries and mortality registries. Breast Cancer recurrance data is held in a surgical audit. The ...
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Better outcomes for marginalised women

Better outcomes for marginalised women

Breast Screening is available to all, however research shows that it is often primarily used by the “worried, wealthy and the well educated”. We need to rectify this by making screening more inclusive. Access blocks in health are everywhere including geographical, ethnic, linguistic and cultural. Foundation for Breast Cancer Care aims to ensure effective screening and treatment available to all, by identifying the blockages in the system, and trying to coordinate remedies. Screening for breast cancer ...
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Surgery to preserve body shape

Surgery to preserve body shape

Mastectomy or removal of the breast is a serious step made after much consultation between a suregon and their patient. It is a ‘life before limb’ decision. Techniques are emerging to make this operation history. The range of procedures to safely preserve the breast is increasing, as is the ability to immediately reconstruct the breast. This is an exciting area of surgery the Foundation for Breast Cancer Care wish to promote. We believe that all breast ...
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Chemotherapy before Surgery

Chemotherapy before Surgery

Chemotherapy given “up front”, before surgery has revolutionised the modern management of breast cancer. Given before surgery, this allows the treating doctors to take fewer risks with chemotherapy prescribing, and allows surgeons to perform smaller operations on patients – and fewer mastectomies in approximately 20%. The name for this is Neo Adjuvant Chemotherapy (NACT). In published studies, approximately 20% of women who would have needed mastectomy have avoided this with NACT. For the patient and ...
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News Media & Advocacy

Baby arrives for Dr Chantel Thornton

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The Foundation has a new family member... Congratulations to our board member Dr Chantel Thornton and her husband Srecko on the birth of the beautiful baby boy.. Thornton Felix Lorbeck ...
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Erilan

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The Foundation is pleased to announce that is has formed a partnership with Erilan. You can help us give back to Australian women in need as Erilan will donate $1 from every order to the Foundation Erilan believes you don’t need to compromise on feminine or comfortable lingerie and clothing after breast ...
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Foundation news

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Since 2014 the Foundation for Breast Cancer Care has been supporting high quality, decentralised breast cancer management throughout Australia. We have a particular focus on rural and remote Australia, and women at risk in both urban and rural and regional Australia. Our causes include service to women at risk as ...
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