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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  • First Australian Brain Cancer Mission Strategic Advisory Group Meeting

    April 2018

    The first meeting of the Australian Brain Cancer Mission Strategic Advisory Group was hosted by the Federal Government agency, Cancer Australia, in Sydney on 3rd/4th April 2018. BCBA consortium members Anna Nowak, Lindy Jeffree, Mark Rosenthal and Robyn Leonard are members of the Strategic Advisory Group. The Group was established to provide strategic advice and guidance to support the $100 million Australian Brain Cancer Mission in achieving its objective of doubling the survival rates and improving the quality of life of patients with brain cancer over the next 10 years. 

    For more information on The Mission click here

  • BCBA’s Inaugural Bike Ride for Brain Cancer a Huge Success!

    March 2018

    $175,000 and counting - what an incredible fundraising result! To our sponsors, riders, donors and everyone involved in making this event such a resounding success, BCBA says thank you. These funds will assist us in our continuing effort to facilitate researcher access to the tissue and data that is vital to advancing brain cancer research and ultimately defeating this deadly disease. Let’s do it again! Register your interest for our next ride in 2019!

  • Thank you to SBS Cycling Central

    February 2018

    As we head into the final, very busy weeks before the launch of our Bike Ride for Brain Cancer, BCBA would like to acknowledge the support of SBS Cycling Central in promoting the event. Currently posted on their website are two videos highlighting BCBA and the ride. The first features cyclist and brain cancer survivor, Ross Bowles and the second backgrounds BCBA - the cause behind the ride.


  • Free Biobanking Conference - Save The Date!

    June 2018

    "Improving biobank standards - local and global perspectives" is the title of the full day conference to be held at RPA on 12th June 2018. Dr Kerry Chant, NSW Chief Health Officer, will deliver the opening address with an impressive line up of local and international guest speakers to follow.

    For more information and to register for the event visit Eventbrite

  • BCBA Consortium Meeting – Save the Date!

    2:15 - 4:15pm 7th October 2018

    The annual BCBA Consortium Meeting will once again be held in conjunction with the COGNO Annual Scientific Meeting. This year the meeting will be held in Brisbane. We will provide venue information as it comes to hand.

  • Australasian Biospecimen Network Association (ABNA) – Save The Date!

    18-19 October 2018

    "The Art of BioBanking" is the title of this year’s ABNA conference to be held in Melbourne. Further information will follow.

  • Bike Ride for Brain Cancer – Register your Interest

    March 2019

    We would like to invite you to support brain cancer research by joining us on the next BCBA Bike Ride for Brain Cancer in 2019. Register your interest to ride and stay in touch through our Facebook page @BCBAustralia