This year, around 14,000 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
In many cases we can successfully treat the disease however our ultimate goal is to prevent it.
We can only do that one way - by finding a cure. This requires continuing to fund high quality research.
In partnership with the Australian community, the National Breast Cancer Foundation is leading the pursuit for new knowledge in the prevention and cure of breast cancer.
NBCF was established in 1994 and since then more than $67 million has been invested in scientific research and the provision of evidence-based clinical care for breast cancer research.
Through research we have made significant advances in diagnosis, treatment and care.
In fact, the figures speak for themselves. Over 97% of women with breast cancer will survive at least one year after diagnosis, and 88% will survive five years or more. That's an impressive 15% increase since the 1980s.
Even more encouraging is that deaths from breast cancer have decreased by 27% since 1994.
Thanks to the people who generously support breast cancer research, we know a lot more about:
- The mechanisms driving the disease
- Early detection through mammographic screening
- Better, more effective treatment options
Through continued funding we will be able to persevere with our focus on prevention research and to prevent deaths from the disease, poor quality of life and, our ultimate goal is the prevention of breast cancer.
When you make your will, you have the opportunity to remember the important work of NBCF. Help us achieve zero deaths by 2030.