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About Us


The Breast Cancer Research Centre-WA (BCRC-WA) is a Western Australian clinical research and treatment centre for women and men with breast cancer.

BCRC-WA was established in 2009 by four Clinicians: Medical Oncologist, Professor Arlene Chan, and Breast Surgeons, Dr Peter Willsher, Dr Diana Hastrich and Dr David Ingram.

Professor Chan, whose driving force over the past 20 years, has been to improve the lives of breast cancer patients and their families, was named the 2016 Western Australian of the Year in the Professions category for her pioneering work in breast cancer. She was also awarded the Order of Australia for her services to breast cancer research in 2018.

BCRC-WA strives to be a centre of excellence that brings together the expertise of oncologists, surgeons, physicians, nurses and other healthcare professionals, for the care of women and men with breast cancer.

BCRC-WA is a not-for-profit charitable organisation (Licence CC 21750) where unusually, funds received from donors and bequests go predominantly to benefit patients and our clinical trials. We are extremely proud of this as funds received provide important resources and support.

Located at Hollywood Private Hospital, we are proudly a Western Australian organisation.