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
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.
Predicting Outcomes in HR positive HER2 Negative Metastatic Breast Cancer and Making Metastatic Breast Cancer Manageable
Hormone sensitive breast tumors make up around 70% of all breast cancers. Associate Professor Aleix Prat explains what research is being conducted into this metastatic disease and how before we can find a cure, researchers are working in the short term to find a way to make it a chronic disease.
Sharing your diagnosis and being a breast cancer advocate with Dai Le
Sydney based advocate and politician Dai Le speaks with us about the impact her diagnosis has had on her life, how she explained her diagnosis to her son and the importance of spreading breast cancer awareness in non-English speaking communities.