In April 2014 Breast Cancer Research Centre-WA launched the first Breast Cancer specific tumour bank in Western Australia in conjunction and partnership with Western Diagnostic Pathology.
Tumour Banks have been established by International world class Cancer Centres in a collaborative effort to understand cancer behaviour and ultimately improve survival.
Read more about our Helen Sewell Tumour Bank in the The West Australian article ‘Breast Tumour Bank Deposits for Life Savings’ on the 30 May 2017
BCRC-WA is a registered not-for-profit organisation, constituted to enable research into all aspects of breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and patient education and support. To date we have almost 3000 samples banked and we are greatly encouraged by the eagerness of every patient to be part of this project. We need financial help to continue this research, and to aid future projects that will utilise this resource. If you would consider donating, to ensure the longevity of the tumour bank, please click here.