Breast Cancer Research Group
The Breast Cancer Research Group is a multi-disciplinary group of well-established researchers based at the Faculty of Health Sciences. Their backgrounds include physiotherapy, oncology, breast surgery, applied physiology and physiology, public health and psychology.
The Group is focused on identifying and modifying the painful, long-term effects of breast cancer treatment to improve overall quality of life. This is most commonly ongoing shoulder and arm problems such as lymphoedema (arm swelling caused by fluid build-up due to the removal of lymph nodes either by surgery or radiotherapy), shoulder stiffness, weakness, pain and numbness.
The Breast Cancer Research Group has been successful in attracting competitive research funding, and is currently undertaking various research projects across the Sydney metropolitan region, as well as interstate. To read more about research currently being undertaken by the group, visit ths Research Projects page.