Recent National Breast Cancer Foundation grant outcomes


Prof Nehmat Houssami
Inaugural Breast Cancer Leadership Fellowship Grant, $1.75 million over five years
Analytical study that will identify the true impact of 3D-mammography screening and whether it will improve outcomes for women

Prof Patrick Brennan
Novel Concept Award, 2015-2016
Transforming diagnostic efficacy in Breast Screening using an optimized double reading strategy

A/Prof Janette Vardy
Practitioner Fellowship, 2015-2018
Survivorship Issues in Breast Cancer Patients


Dr Melanie Lovell
Translational Grant, 2014-2019
Translating evidence into practice: Implementing a national clinical pain pathway for pain in people with advanced breast and other cancers


Associate Professor Nehmat Houssami
The University of Sydney
Practitioner Fellowship, 2013-2016
Early detection of breast cancer in population screening and in women with a personal history of breast cancer

Associate Professor Sallie-Anne Pearson
The University of Sydney
Priority-driven Collaborative Cancer Research Scheme, 2013-2016
The use and impact of high-cost targeted cancer medicines: theory and reality

Associate Professor Beric Henderson
The University of Sydney
NBCF Novel Concept Award, 2013-2015
Identifying breast cancer protein signatures to personalise treatment

Stuart Fraser
The University of Sydney
NBCF Novel Concept Award, 2013-2015 5
Improving ways to direct chemotherapy into breast cancer cells


Dr Jeff Holst
Centenary Institute
Targeting nutrient uptake to 'starve' breast cancer
Early Career Fellowship (2012 – 2015)

Dr Heidi Hilton
Westmead Institute for Cancer Research
Cell type specificity of progesterone action in the normal human breast and in breast cancer
Postdoctoral Training Fellowship (2012 – 2016)

Dr Chandrika Deshpande
Centenary Institute
Towards a better treatment for breast cancer: characterisation of the Breast Cancer Resistance Protein
Postdoctoral Training Fellowship (2012 – 2016)

Professor Patrick Brennan
University of Sydney
Breast Tomosynthesis: Improving the detection of Breast Cancer
Novel Concept Award (2012 – 2014)

Associate Professor Lois Rendina
University of Sydney
New drugs for the treatment of advanced breast cancer
Novel Concept Award (2012 – 2014)

Dr Elaine Ryan
University of Sydney
Calculating the risk of developing breast cancer using tissue analysis techniques
Novel Concept Award (2012 – 2014)

Professor Phyllis Butow
University of Sydney
Evaluation of a psychological and educational intervention for fear of cancer recurrence; A cluster randomised controlled trial
PdCCRS (2012 – 2015)

Associate Professor Janette Vardy
University of Sydney
Ginkgo biloba preserves cognitive function in women treated with adjuvant chemotherapy for early breast cancer
PdCCRS (2012 – 2015)

Professor Christine Clarke
Westmead Millennium Institute
Australian breast and ovarian biobanks working together
NBCF Think Tank (2012)


Kilbreath S
“Physical well-being for women with metastatic breast cancer”
Novel Concept Award


Soon P
"Investigating the role of microRNAs in breast cancer progression"
Pilot Study Grant

Smart C
"Investigating luminal and basal cell differences: Molecular and functional characterisation of the normal breast epithelia"
Novel Concept Grant

Edwards S
"Identification of new mutation targets in breast cancer susceptibility genes"
Early Career Fellowship

Leong G
"Identification and characterisation of novel tumor suppressor genes involved in breast cancer"
Doctoral Scholarship


Rendina L
“Selective Targeting of Breast Tumours for Boron Neutron Capture Therapy”
Novel Concept Award

Beith J
“The role of serum N-terminal pro-B-type natriuretic factor as a predictive marker for trastuzumab induced cardiotoxicity”
Novel Concept Award

Kuncic Z
“Towards more effective radiotherapy treatment of breast cancer: a Monte Carlo study”
Pilot Study Grant

Kilbreath S
“Project 1: Incidence and risk factors for lymphoedema secondary to breast cancer: a prospective cohort study”
National Collaboration Breast Cancer Research Program – Phase 1 Think Tanks

Lee CK
“Potential biomarkers to guide individualised treatment decision in advanced breast cancer”
National Collaboration Breast Cancer Research Program – Phase 1 Think Tanks

Kilbreath S
“Physical rehabilitation following breast cancer”
Early Career Fellowship (top up funding)