WELCOME TO BCBA

Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia (BCBA) is a virtual biobank hub established to provide researchers easy access to the amount, quality and type of tissue and associated data they need to accelerate both paediatric and adult translational brain cancer research.

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News

  • Happy Holidays to our Collaborators and Supporters

    December 2022

    What an amazing year we have had! Thank you to all our wonderful collaborators and supporters for making this year possible. With your help we have seen some remarkable growth and progress throughout BCBA and BCC. 

    We can’t wait to reconnect in the new year and see what we can continue to achieve together! 

    Wishing everyone a happy, safe and restful holiday season.

  • Remembering the Inspiration behind BCBA

    November 2022

    This month marks the 10-year anniversary of the passing of Lucie Leonard. Lucie is the inspiration behind Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia and the daughter of Founder Robyn Leonard. Lucie was diagnosed with brain cancer at the age of 27 and sadly lost her seven-year battle in 2012.

    Through Lucie’s tragic journey with brain cancer, it became very clear to Robyn that there was a desperate need for more research into this cruel disease. Despite killing more children in Australia than any other disease and more people under 40 than any other cancer, brain cancer remains one of the most under-researched of all cancers.

    Robyn quickly became a passionate brain cancer consumer advocate, establishing both Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia and its charity arm, the Brain Cancer Collective, to enable a collaborative approach to providing researchers with access to the tissue and data they need to make real breakthroughs in brain cancer research.

    “BCBA is Lucie’s legacy. Her courage and resilience in the face of this disease was incredible and continues to inspire me. I want to do everything I can to help researchers find effective treatments for brain cancer. It is achievable, we just need more funding.” - Robyn Leonard

    Join us on the road to a cure in BCBA’s major fundraising event, the Bike Ride for Brain Cancer. You can learn more about the 2023 event or register your interest to ride here.

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Events

  • Bike Ride for Brain Cancer

    5th - 6th May 2023

    BCBA’s fundraising arm, the Brain Cancer Collective, will hold its annual 2 day 250km Bike Ride for Brain Cancer on 5th and 5th May in 2023. The riders will regroup for the boutique event that takes a scenic route from Sydney to the Hunter Valley and finishes in the beautiful grounds of Calais Estate Winery. We hope that you will support our efforts to advance brain cancer research by visiting our website to register your interest.