AUSiMED is supporting an groundbreaking research project to develop a critically-needed new breast cancer treatment for women with breast cancer which is resistant to all forms of treatment. In Australia, this is around 20% of breast cancer patients.
Surviving breast cancer is an issue particularly for women with inherited BRCA1 or 2 mutated genes. Their tumours are more likely to be resistant to treatment. Angelina Jolie inherited a BRCA1 mutated gene. Angelina had both her breasts and her ovaries removed to prevent getting breast and ovarian cancer.
$18 will purchase test tubes for testing 100 tissue samples.