Where your money goes
You will help fund clinical trials research which can benefit people who participate today and improve how breast cancer is treated and prevented in the future.
Put simply, the funds you raise will help more people survive breast cancer.
We have come a long way in our understanding of breast cancer and how to treat it. The life-saving treatments available now are the direct result of clinical trials research. With continued clinical trials, we can learn ways to prevent this disease, identify new and more effective treatments, and help people live better following treatment. Ultimately, we want every person to survive breast cancer.
Breast Cancer Trials stand at the forefront of global research into breast cancer treatments and prevention. With your support, we can and we will find new and better treatments and save every life from breast cancer.
could support a clinical trial to prevent breast cancer in women who carry the BRCA1 gene mutation and have a 70% chance of getting an aggressive type of breast cancer in their 30s and 40s. Currently, the most effective risk reduction is to have both healthy breasts removed.
could support a clinical trial to save the lives of women diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer, a very aggressive type which if it spreads beyond the breast may take their life within a few years.
could support a clinical trial to help prolong the lives of women diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer (when their cancer has spread to other parts of their body), for whom there is currently no cure.
“I will do anything to have more years with my children.
I’ll lose a leg, or an eye, whatever it takes. If it means I can still hear and smell and touch them. There’s no price too high.”
Malea is a mother of two beautiful young boys, a social worker who puts her love of others ahead of herself, living in a marriage that brings her great joy.
She was enjoying a beautiful, fulfilling life. And then suddenly a breast cancer diagnosis threatened to take her life from her.
“I was afraid of dying. I didn’t want to leave my children.”
After her initial breast cancer diagnosis Malea discovered she had a BRCA2 gene mutation. Not only was she at high risk of breast cancer, but was at risk of ovarian cancer too.
“I cried all weekend after the diagnosis. And the idea that our boys could be affected seemed so unfair.”
Malea underwent several rounds of difficult and draining chemotherapy. She had her breasts, ovaries and fallopian tubes removed as a precaution against her cancer returning.
She has sacrificed her body to keep her life. But the risks of cancer returning still exist. Today, there is no guarantee that cancer won’t threaten her life once more. That’s the fear that no woman should have to accept.
“What if it comes back? That’s my silent fear. And do I have options? The first time around I had treatments available, I just need to be reassured there will be more treatments for me.”
The clinical trials research you support today will give hope to women like Malea and stop breast cancer from robbing children of their mums.
About Breast Cancer Trials
Breast Cancer Trials is a unique collaboration of over 800 researchers, people who participate in our trials and our generous supporters, working together to save and improve the lives of every person affected by breast cancer. Every significant advance in breast cancer treatments and prevention has been achieved through clinical trials research. A clinical trial is the critical step for final evaluation and regulatory approval before a treatment or prevention can be made widely available to those in need.
Breast cancer is not the same in every person. That’s why our clinical trials research focuses on identifying prevention strategies and treatments tailored to each person, their type and stage of breast cancer, and their individual patient needs. We adopt a whole person approach seeking to reduce side effects of treatment, and improve quality of life and the emotional wellbeing of people affected by breast cancer. Learn more.