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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  • Australasian Biospecimen Network Association features BCBA

    June 2020

    The Australasian Biospecimen Network Association (ABNA) is the incorporated body for professional biobankers. The association is focused on supporting and promoting best practice biobanking in Australia and New Zealand. BCBA was honoured to be featured in the ABNA’s latest newsletter showcasing brain cancer biobanking activities across Australasia. We thank the ABNA for this opportunity to highlight the operations and innovative projects of BCBA - Australia’s first biobanking consortium .

    Please click here to read the article.

  • Brain Cancer Awareness Month Appeal

    May 2020

    BCBA’s fundraising arm, the Brain Cancer Collective (BCC), has launched an Appeal to raise funds to prioritise the development of our Virtual Care Coordination Platform project.

    The odds are already stacked against brain cancer patients, but with the COVID-19 outbreak life has become even harder. It is now more important than ever that we use technology to connect brain cancer patients and their carers to the resources and expert clinical advice they need, regardless of where they live or what their circumstances.

    Please visit the BCC website to learn more and make a donation.

  • Brain Cancer Awareness Month

    May 2020

    This month we feature Ross Bowles – a 60yr old brain cancer survivor, Australian Masters cycling champion and one of BCBA’s greatest supporters.

    Cycling has been Ross’s great strength as he deals with the after effects of his diagnosis and treatment, but his most recent exploit – a gruelling 17hr ride to the height of Mt Everest - was nothing short of incredible.

    Meet Ross as he talks about brain cancer and his fundraising Everest challenge or donate here.



  • Bike Ride for Brain Cancer

    19th - 20th March 2021

    BCBA’s fundraising arm, the Brain Cancer Collective, will now hold its annual 2 day 240km Bike Ride for Brain Cancer on 19th and 20th March in 2021. The riders will regroup for the boutique event that takes a scenic route from Sydney to the Hunter Valley and finishes with a long lunch 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 and supporting a rider or making a donation.