Breast cancer research
It is estimated that 13,500 Western Australians will be diagnosed with cancer every year.
Breast cancer accounts for 14.0 per cent of all cancer deaths in Australian women and is a leading cause of cancer death in Australian women.
Whilst the number of women and men being diagnosed with breast cancer in Australia is increasing, the number of deaths from breast cancer is decreasing.
The Breast Cancer Research Unit covers four major aspects to assist and guide patient care:
- Translational research driven by our Biobank in collaboration with national and international researchers
- Supportive care research, such as exercise intervention and enabling young breast cancer survivors to start a family
- Medical and surgical oncology clinical trials from prevention through to survivorship. These trials cover all aspects of cancer, including prevention, diagnosis, treatments, post treatment, survivorship, fertility, end-of-life care, development of drugs and translation of research practice
- Health services research that can help deliver more equitable and effective cancer care to Western Australians.
Prof Christobel Saunders
Breast Surgeons/Senior Clinical Lecturers
Mr Lee Jackson
Dr Wen Chan Yeow
Clinical Nurse Consultants Breast Care
Gay Refeld and Joan Burgess
Dr Daphne Tsoi
Dr Andrew Dean
Dr Tim Clay
Dr Niloufer Johansen
Dr Katy Mohammadi
Preuss, James, Nezich, Rikki, Lester, Leanne, Saunders, Christobel, Poh, Shawn, Taylor, Donna ‘Improving cosmetic outcomes following wide local excision of impalpable breast cancer: is Radioguided Occult Lesion Localisation using Iodine 125 seeds better than Hookwire localisation?’ The BREAST Submitted May 2020.
Chloé Maxwell-Smith, Paul A. Cohen, Cameron Platell, Jason Tan, Gregory B. Makin, Christobel Saunders, Sophie Nightingale, Craig Lynch, Frank Sardelic, Jacob McCormick, Sarah J. Hardcastle ‘“To be there for my family” and “keep my independence”: Metropolitan and Regional/Remote Cancer Survivors’ Health Behaviour Motives’. Supportive Care in Cancer Submitted May 2020.
C Saunders, L Millar, A Ives, N Slavova-Azmanova, M Bellgard, J Codde ‘Towards value based healthcare: Lessons learnt from implementing outcomes measures’ Deeble Institute Health Policy Research Oct 2019 https://valuebasedcareaustralia.com.au/wp- content/uploads/2019/10/Perspectives-Brief-No.-5-Toward-valuebased-care_-outcome-measures.pdf.
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