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.
We are delighted to announce a major milestone has been achieved in establishing the Australian Brain Cancer Registry (ABCR). The team led by Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia (BCBA) Chair, A/Prof Lindy Jeffree, in collaboration with Cancer Alliance Queensland and the CSIRO’s eHealth Research Centre, has successfully developed the framework, tested the automated system, collected retrospective patient data in Queensland, and published the first report for the ABCR: bit.ly/ABCRegistry
“This collated data establishes a benchmark for the management of brain cancer in Queensland – and is an important first step in the national roll out of this critical piece of research infrastructure” – A/Prof Lindy Jeffree
The ABCR is the priority project in the BCBA coordinated, national initiative to develop an integrated network of research platforms to advance Australia’s capacity for brain cancer research and patient care. This is an ambitious undertaking supported by a $6million Medical Research Future Fund grant, involving 48 investigators; 13 partner organisations and 10 supporting specialist and consumer groups.
Thank you to ABC Radio Sydney. BCBA’s charity arm, the Brain Cancer Collective is privileged and grateful to be the ongoing charity partner for the Andrew Olle Media Lecture. This prestigious event is held annually to honour the iconic ABC broadcaster, Andrew Olle, who lost his life to brain cancer.
This year the lecture, which focusses on the role and future of the media, was delivered by well-known and respected journalist, Leigh Sales. BCC Founding Director, Robyn Leonard, was fortunate to briefly share the stage to raise awareness and much needed funds for the vital work of BCBA’s national consortium of clinicians and researchers.