Breast Cancer Trials is a group of world-leading breast cancer doctors and researchers based in Australia and New Zealand, with a commitment to exploring and finding better treatments for people affected by breast cancer through clinical trials research. The Breast Cancer Trials Podcast is a platform to share the latest in breast cancer research, to share stories and experiences of those who have had breast cancer, and to help explain topics around breast cancer and clinical trials research. www.breastcancertrials.org.au
First Australian BRCA-P participants: Meet the cousins helping to prevent breast cancer for women with a BRCA1 gene mutation
Cousin's Raylee and Lisa are the first Australian participants in the ground-breaking BRCA-P clinical trial. The BRCA-P trial is a prevention trial which is testing the effectiveness of a drug called Denosumab in preventing breast cancer in women with a BRCA1 gene mutation, like Lisa and Raylee. This treatment has been fast tracked from the lab to a stage three clinical trial due to it's impressive pre-clinical results. Listen in as Lisa and Raylee tell us what it's like to know you have a 70% risk of being diagnosed with breast cancer due to the BRCA1 gene mutation, what it's been like participating in the BRCA-P clinical trial and what their children think about their 50/50 chance of having the BRCA1 gene mutation.
To find out more about the BRCA-P clinical trial visit www.breastolution.com.au
To find out more about our life-saving research, or to support our research visit www.breastcancertrials.org.au
Is It OK to Exercise With Breast Cancer? - The Benefits of Exercise for Breast Cancer Patients
We speak with exercise scientist and behavioural epidemiologist at the University of Newcastle and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI), Professor Erica James, about the benefit of exercise for the prevention of breast cancer, how lifestyle changes can help to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence, and the best ways to get active after a diagnosis.
COVID-19: Australian Breast Cancer Researcher in the Race to Find a Coronavirus Vaccine
Breast Cancer Trials researcher Dr Ross Jennens is a Medical Oncologist at Epworth Hospital in Melbourne and one of 4,000 Australian health professionals participating in the BRACE clinical trial. This study aims to test the BCG vaccine, which was developed to prevent tuberculosis and is commonly used as a treatment for people with bladder cancer, to see if it can provide an immune system boost to protect people from COVID-19 symptoms.
BCT Members Podcast: How we have responded to COVID-19
Professor Fran Boyle and Associate Professor Nicholas Wilcken discuss how their institutions and teams have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic. They discuss how some changes have been positive, how their patients have reacted to this new environment, and give a BCT research update.
The Future of Genetics in Cancer Care
Cancer Geneticist Associate Professor Judy Kirk explains the role of genetics in breast cancer research and how this information will help inform future treatments.
Early Breast Cancer and The SMALL Clinical Trial
Early breast cancer is cancer which is confined to the breast or the axillary (armpit) lymph nodes. It's a research focus for Dr Stuart McIntosh who explains what the standard treatment is for early breast cancer, what clinical trials are currently investigating early breast cancer treatments and how treatments differ to advanced breast cancer.
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