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Breast Cancer Trials is a unique collaboration of researchers, clinical trial participants and supporters working together to save every woman’s life from breast cancer today, tomorrow and forever.

We do breast cancer trials research – because trials save lives.

People diagnosed with breast cancer today receive treatments proven effective through past clinical trials. And people who participate in our trials can get tomorrow’s new treatment today. What we learn influences how breast cancer is treated and prevented for people in the future.

Please help every person to get the treatment they need to survive breast cancer.

A New Treatment Could Stop Breast Cancer Developing in Those at the Highest Risk

Rebecca was 29 when she was diagnosed with breast cancer caused by the BRCA1 gene mutation.
Women like Rebecca who carry the BRCA1 and BRCA2 gene mutations have an approximate 70% risk of developing breast cancer. When it does develop, it can be aggressive and very hard to treat.

Our researchers may have found a drug that can target the BRCA1 gene mutation – preventing breast cancer from developing.

But we must prove this drug through a breast cancer clinical trial. That’s why we need your support.

Rebecca had surgery to remove the cancer in her breast and began chemotherapy. In the end the only really effective way to prevent a new breast cancer was to have her breasts removed.

This drug may be the major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention that the world has been waiting for. It could spare women like Rebecca, along with one in 400 Australian women who carry the mutation, from these difficult decisions.

Please join us and make the dream of preventing breast cancer come true.

For more information visit https://www.breastcancertrials.org.au/current-clinical-trials/brca-p

Hear from supporters just like you, plus get your research update

In our latest newsletter, we provide an update on our research and share many stories from people touched by breast cancer.

Like little Sophia, featured on the cover of your newsletter. She was just five when her mum was diagnosed with breast cancer and she worried about her mum when she lost her hair. Recently, Sophia did a selfless act and shaved her head to raise money for the research which saved her mum's life.

And hear about Richard (pictured above) - thanks to your support for our clinical trials research program, Richard is one of many patients participating in our DIAmOND clinical trial.

To read the latest edition of our newsletter please head to:
https://www.breastcancertrials.org.au/webforms/newsletters/43/edition-43-summer-autumn-2020

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