While we only link to sites we believe offer credible, evidence-based information, we cannot guarantee this information is correct or up-to-date. There is a huge volume of cancer information on the Internet, some of which may be out-dated, misleading or inaccurate. By following any of the links below, you will leave Register4's website.

If you have any questions or concerns about information you find in another website, please call Cancer Council Helpline on 13 11 20, or talk to your doctor.

Register4 is for women and men and is for all cancers, and was established with seed funding from the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) - Australia's national not-for-profit organisation that raises and grants funds to support research into every aspect of breast cancer. To find out more about the National Breast Cancer Foundation visit www.nbcf.org.au

SCREENING

BreastScreen Australia

BreastScreen Australia is the national mammographic screening program. It provides FREE screening mammograms for women aged 50-74, with the aim of reducing deaths from breast cancer in this target group. You can contact BreastScreen Australia to find your state BreastScreen organisation.

Phone:         13 20 50
Website: www.cancerscreening.gov.au  
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GENERAL BREAST CANCER INFORMATION AND RESOURCES

Breast Cancer Institute of Australia (BCIA)

The Breast Cancer Institute of Australia (BCIA) fundraises nationally to support the ongoing national breast cancer research programs of the Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group (ANZBCTG). Find out more about these groups, and the importance of funding for breast cancer research.

Phone:

02 4925 3022, 1800 423 444             

Website: www.bcia.org.au
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Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA)

A network of breast cancer consumer groups and individuals across the country. Breast Cancer Network Australia's role is to empower, inform, represent and link together Australians personally affected by breast cancer. It is driven by women who have themselves experienced breast cancer. BCNA also provide free resources for women to help them through their breast cancer journey, such as the My Journey Kit - an information pack for newly-diagnosed women.

Phone: 03 9805 2500, 1800 500 258                          
Website: www.bcna.org.au
   
   

Breast cancer information online

 

A searchable portal to indexed breast cancer information, developed by women with breast cancer and researchers from Monash University.

Website: http://www.bckonline.monash.edu.au/
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Breast Cancer in Men    

The National Breast Cancer Centre have launched a Breast Cancer in Men website This website is for men with breast cancer, their families and friends and anyone else who would like to know more about breast cancer in men. Breast cancer is uncommon in men, accounting for less than 1% of all breast cancers.

Phone:
1800 624 973
Website: http://breastcancerinmen.canceraustralia.gov.au                     

 

Breast Cancer Support Services

The BCSS provides specially trained volunteers who provide emotional support for women diagnosed with breast cancer. These volunteers have all had breast cancer but will have completed treatment at least two years earlier.  

   

Phone: 13 11 20 (Monday to Friday, 8.30am – 8pm)

                    

Cancer Australia - including the National Breast and Ovarian Cancer Centre (NBOCC)

In July 2010, Cancer Australia and NBOCC officially amalgamated to combine the experience and efforts of both organisations to further strengthen the Government’s strategic focus on cancer and create a solid platform for the coordination of cancer research, prevention, diagnosis and treatment initiatives at a national level. A transition period will begin immediately. During the transition to the single national agency, both Cancer Australia and NBOCC will continue with their current programs of work.

Cancer Australia

Cancer Australia is a Australian Government agency responsible for research that aims to improve outcomes for all people affected by cancer.

Phone: 02 6217 9823                         
Website: canceraustralia.gov.au
   

Cancer Council


The Cancer Council is a community-funded charity that provides clinical and emotional support for those with cancer and their families. As Australia's peak national non-government cancer control organisation, the Cancer Council Australia advises the Australian Government and other bodies on practices and policies to help prevent, detect and treat cancer. They also advocate for the rights of cancer patients for best treatment and supportive care.

Cancer Council Australia www.cancer.org.au                        
Cancer Council NSW www.cancercouncil.com.au
Cancer Council ACT www.cancer.org.au
Cancer Council VIC www.cancervic.org.au
Cancer Council TAS www.cancertas.org.au
Cancer Council SA www.cancersa.org.au 
Cancer Council WA http://www.cancerwa.asn.au
Cancer Council NT www.cancercouncilnt.com.au/ 
Cancer Facts and Fiction http://www.iheard.com.au/
Cancer Council CALD Directory http://cald.cancer.org.au/Home.htm
   

Cancer Voices NSW

Cancer Voices NSW is an advocacy organisation providing a unified voice for all people affected by cancer in New South Wales.

Website:      www.cancervoicesaustralia.org
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Centre for Genetics Education

Genetics information for individuals and family members affected by genetic conditions and the professionals who work with them.

Phone: 02 9462 9599                       
Website:
www.genetics.com.au/home.asp
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DES Action Australia

DES Action Australia is a national support and advocacy group for people exposed to the synthetic oestrogen DES, and related hormones.

DES Action Australia - NSW
Phone: 02 9875 4820                      
 
DES Action Australia
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Look Good Feel Better

 

A free national program to help women manage the appearance related side effects of therapies.

Phone: 1800 650 960
Website: www.lgfb.org.au
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Multicultural Communication


The NSW Multicultural Health Communication Service (Multicultural Communication) is a statewide service funded by NSW Health. Their role is to facilitate communication between the NSW health system and culturally and linguistically diverse communities.

Phone: 02 9816 0347
Website: www.mhcs.health.nsw.gov.au/
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McGrath Foundation

The McGrath Foundation raises money to place McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities right across Australia, as well as increasing breast awareness in young Australian women.

Phone: 02 8962 6100   
Website:  http://www.mcgrathfoundation.com.au/
   

Pink Hope

A community focused on information, supporting and inspiring women and their families at a high risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

 

Website:  www.pinkhope.org.au

RESEARCH AND CLINICAL TRIALS

Australia and New Zealand Breast Cancer Trials Group (ANZBCTG)

The ANZBCTG is Australia's national organisation dedicated entirely to breast cancer research. It conducts a National Clinical Trials Program for the treatment of all stages of breast cancer and for the prevention of breast cancer and is currently calling for volunteers for several trials.  

Phone: 02 4985 0136
Website:  www.anzbctg.org
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NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre

 The NHMRC Clinical Trials Centre (CTC), an academic research organisation, runs a wide variety of clinical trials including large multicentre investigator-initiated trials as well as taking part in trials of national and international collaborative groups and contributing expertise to trials run by others. The CTC also undertakes research into trial methods and reviews evidence from completed trials.

Phone:  02 9562 5000                     
Website:  www.ctc.usyd.edu.au/
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Trans Tasman Radiation Oncology Group (TROG)

TROG Cancer Research is Australia and New Zealand's specialist clinical research group for cancers that can be treated with radiotherapy. TROG is a cooperative multi-disciplinary organisation dedicated to the control of a wide range of cancers through quality multi-centre research. Currently over 300 clinicians and other researchers and over 8000 patients have contributed to the TROG research program. Through these collaborative efforts, involving more than 60 cancer treatment centres across Australia and New Zealand, as well as contributing centres internationally, TROG has launched over 50 cancer research trials and achieved significant improvements in patient care and outcomes.

Phone: 02 4014 3911              
Website: www.trog.com.au
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Australian Twin Registry


The Australian Twin Registry is a not-for-profit organisation which facilitates and supports medical and scientific studies that involve the participation of twins and or their relatives, and that use the special characteristics of twins to enable questions of health and wellbeing relevant to Australians to be answered in ways that they otherwise could not.

Phone: 03 9035 4412, 1800 037 021                             
Website: www.twins.org.au/
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Lifepool

Lifepool is a unique opportunity for women to support cutting-edge medical research.  The National Breast Cancer Foundation, in partnership with Cancer Australia, has funded lifepool.  Together with 100,000 Victorian women, our team of scientists, health professionals and epidemiologists will create a unique resource for research.  The lifepool resource will support research into prevention, screening and treatments aimed at reducing the impact of breast cancer.  As a member of the lifepool Project, every woman can make a significant contribution toward improving the health of Australian women.

Phone: 03 9656 1096, 1800 198 082
Website: www.lifepool.org
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The Breast Cancer Tissue Bank

The Breast Cancer Tissue Bank (BCTB) is a non-profit breast cancer research resource dedicated to providing material and associated data to Australian researchers. Funding is provided by NHMRC, The National Breast Cancer Foundation and the Cancer Institute of NSW. Women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer and who are undergoing an operation to remove the cancer are invited to become donors to the Breast Cancer Tissue Bank. The overall aim of the Breast Cancer Tissue Bank is to improve our ability to manage breast cancer in the future.

Phone: 02 9845 9000                    
Website: www.abctb.org.au  
   

kConFab - Kathleen Cuningham Foundation National Consortium for Research on Familial Breast Cancer

kConFab is a consortium of geneticists, clinicians, surgeons, genetic counsellors, psychosocial researchers, pathologists and epidemiologists from Australia and New Zealand. It aims to make data and biospecimens widely available to researchers for use in peer-reviewed, ethically-approved funded research projects on familial aspects of breast cancer. kConFab is funded by the National Breast Cancer Foundation, and the National Health and Medical Research Council. It is governed by an executive committee appointed by the membership.

Phone:  03 9656 1542                           
Website:  www.kconfab.org