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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  • May is Brain Cancer Awareness Month

    May 2023

    There is no better time to raise awareness and vital funds to help change the statistics around brain cancer.

    - Brain Cancer kills more children than any other disease.
    - Brain Cancer kills more people under 40 than any other cancer.

    There have been no major breakthroughs in brain cancer in over 40 years and yet other cancers have improved their prognosis! It’s time we made the same breakthroughs in brain cancer treatments and changed the outcomes for those diagnosed with this terrible disease.

    The Brain Cancer Collective – our charity arm – will be holding its flagship fundraising event the Bike Ride for Brain Cancer this month on 5th-6th May – a 2 day ride from Hornsby to the Hunter Valley to raise the vital funds we need to continue our important work.

    Please help us spread the word and raise funds this month.

    Personal fundraising events can be set up on our website www.braincancercollective.com.au
    Or Donate to the Bike Ride for Brain Cancer event www.bikerideforbraincancer.com.au

  • BCBA Consortium Member Steps Up

    April 2023

    We are delighted to welcome Michelle Burke as the latest member of the BCBA Steering Committee. Michelle is a highly recognised adviser to the pharmaceutical and biotech industry and a strong advocate for patient access to new therapies. She is currently the industry nominated member on the Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee and a non-executive director on health-related boards. Michelle also represented the industry on the inaugural Australian Brain Cancer Mission Strategic Advisory Group – a role that has given her considerable insight into the challenges facing both patients and researchers in the world of brain cancer.

    ‘I am extremely honoured to join such an eminent and passionate group on the BCBA Steering Committee. There is much to do to improve well-being for those facing brain cancer, and through BCBA I am looking forward to contributing to that goal.’ – Michelle Burke



  • 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.