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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  • Neurosurgeons take on the Bike Ride for Brain Cancer

    February 2019

    BCBA is proud to welcome three neurosurgeons to our 240km Bike Ride for Brain Cancer next month. Our BCBA Chair, Professor Michael Besser,  will be joined by his former senior registrar and current neurosurgical director of Gammaknife Surgery at Macquarie, Dr John Fuller and Professor Marcus Stoodley who is head of neurosurgery at Macquarie University Hospital. The three neurosurgeons are no strangers to a physical challenge; Stoodley is a keen cyclist, Besser is a veteran masters ironman and triathlete, and this year Fuller has qualified for entry into the L'Etape Championship in France held on one of the Tour de France stages.
    We're thrilled to have the support of busy clinicians, raising money for BCBA! Support their efforts, make a donation:
    Professor Michael Besser
    Dr John Fuller
    Professor Marcus Stoodley

  • BCBA Founder named a 2018 AMP Tomorrow Maker

    January 2019

    We are delighted to announce BCBA Founder and Director Robyn Leonard has been named a 2018 AMP Foundation Tomorrow Fund recipient. Robyn was recognised for the creation of BCBA and its pioneering role in accelerating brain cancer research.
    “It’s wonderful to have BCBA recognised and supported to continue breaking new ground,” said Robyn.
    AMP’s Tomorrow Fund supports talented and innovative Australians across a diverse range of fields with grants.



  • The Bike Ride for Brain Cancer - Finishing Line Luncheon

    Saturday 9 March 2019

    We are inviting all BCBA supporters to join us for a relaxed long luncheon at the award winning Calais Estate winery, home to one of the largest collections of boutique wines in the Hunter Valley to mark the end of our 2019 Bike Ride for Brain Cancer and celebrate what would have been Lucie Leonard's 41st birthday weekend.

    Join us for an unforgettable 3 course lunch, accompanied by Estate wines, speeches, awards and music. If you are bringing the kids you can relax while they’re entertained by a dedicated kids party team, all included in the ticket price.

    Buy tickets now!

  • Bike Ride for Brain Cancer

    8 & 9 March 2019

    Registrations for the ride are now closed, but please come and join in the celebrations at the Finishing Line Long Luncheon at Calais Estate Winery.

    For more information and to buy your tickets click here