Cancer centre plan
THE Nedlands-based Breast Cancer Research Centre WA is seeking financial support to develop a world-class integrated treatment and research centre.
Led by medical oncologist Professor Arlene Chan, the Centre (BCRCWA) is renowned worldwide for its research into new breast cancer treatments and care.
BCRC-WA has conducted more than 80 trials involving more than 1000 patients in WA since 2000, resulting in a 50 per cent increase in the survival rate for more than 160 patients.
Chief executive Carmelo Arto said the integrated facility is estimated to cost $5.8 million and will take the work of the not-for-profit organisation to a new level by giving breast cancer patients improved service delivery and accessibility.
The facility is likely to be completed in 2020, but BCRC-WA are sharing their plan now to attract benefactors.