Can­cer cen­tre plan

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Health -

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.

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