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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  • Huge Boost for Australian Brain Cancer Research!

    March 2023

    We are thrilled to share the news that Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia and a large team of clinicians, researchers and healthcare specialists from across the country have been awarded a $6 million MRFF grant to advance Australia’s capability for brain cancer research and patient care.

    “The significance of this grant cannot be overstated. These funds will enable our national team to establish an integrated network of research platforms that will not just be an Australian-first, but a world-first in brain cancer.” - BCBA Chair and Project Lead, Associate Professor Lindy Jeffree

    Thank you to all our collaborators and partners. We can’t wait to work with you on this important national initiative and develop the research infrastructure Australia needs to transform the lives of people diagnosed with brain cancer. Read more here.

  • Bike Ride for Brain Cancer - Shining the Spotlight on Andrew Boak

    February 2023

    Andrew Boak is Chief Economist (Aust/NZ) at Goldman Sachs and a Director on the Board of our charity arm, the Brain Cancer Collective. 

    Andrew was also a school friend of Lucie Leonard - the inspiration behind Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia - who was only 34 when she lost her seven-year battle with brain cancer in 2012. In May, he will be joining many others on the road to a cure in the 2023 Bike Ride for Brain Cancer – his 5th ride to date.

    “Sadly, we’ve all likely been touched by cancer in some way. This ride is such a wonderful way to remember Lucie, support those suffering today, and accelerate progress to a cure.” – Andrew Boak.

    We hope that everyone will get behind Andrew and sponsor to his fundraising effort for BCBA.

    Or better still, join him and the amazing camaraderie on the road - sign up to ride!



  • 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 6th 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.