Funding

The BREAST team acknowledges the generous financial support of the following organisations:

2017

  • The Cancer Institute NSW is providing funding for all BreastScreen NSW radiologists and trainees to have access to the complete suite of BREAST test sets until 2019.

2016

  • Sydney Southeast Asia Centre awarded a Workshop Grant to implement a BREAST workshop in Vietnam. The purpose of the workshop was to allow Vietnamese clinicians to completing a 60-case test set with immediate educational feedback, and collect information for research.
  • The National Breast Cancer Foundation awarded the Innovator Grant for the project, “Breast cancer: transforming diagnosis, radiation dose and compression discomfort through phase-contrast 3D computed tomography.”

2015

  • The University of Sydney awarded DVC Research/International Research Collaboration Award (IRCA) to optimize statistical methods in radiologic imaging using clinical data available through the BREAST project.
  • The National Breast Cancer Foundation awarded the Innovator Grant to transform diagnostic efficacy in Breast Screening using an optimized double reading strategy.

2014

  • The University of Sydney awarded DVC International/IPDF Grant for an expert international partnership in BREAST and breast cancer performance analysis.

2013

  • The Cancer Institute NSW (CINSW) awarded an Equipment grant to fund the purchase of equipment for the BREAST Mobile Imaging Lab. The grant also covers the transportation costs of mobile lab to bring the solution to remote areas, interstate, and overseas for education purposes and data collection.

2012

  • The National Breast Cancer Foundation awarded the Infrastructure Grant to BREAST in 2012. The financial support of the NBCF enables BREAST to continue operations and further develop the program for the next 5 years.
  • The New Zealand Ministry of Health is providing funding for the implementation of BREAST across BreastScreen services in New Zealand (BreastScreen Aotearoa) until 2019.

2011

  • The Department of Health and Aging provided funding for the development and national implementation of BREAST across all Australian BreastScreen Services. The national roll-out project was completed in June 2013. The Department continues to provide financial aid to BREAST for the delivery of workshops at RANZCR meetings from 2013 to 2015.

2010

  • The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiology provided seed funding in 2010, thus enabling a pilot study to be conducted at the 8th General Breast Imaging Meeting of the RANZCR in Hobart 2011.