Funding for zero deaths

Tough stuff: Paul Melville lived on $2 a day. Picture: Martin Kennealey d400381
Tough stuff: Paul Melville lived on $2 a day. Picture: Martin Kennealey d400381

Foundation chief executive Carole Renouf said the community conversations provided a chance for people to have their say on where breast cancer funding should go.

‘I think it is really important that the community gives us some guidance about where the funding should go,’ she said.

‘We have made enormous progress in terms of things like saving lives, earlier detection and better treatment. But there are still some black holes in our knowledge of breast cancer, for example we still do not understand the process of metastasis.’

She said an external evaluation report on the not-for-profit foundation’s achievements since 1995 would also be presented.

‘We will also share the outcomes of the National Cancer Research Summit, held last year, so these conversations are relevant to all people who have been touched by cancer,’ Ms Renouf said.

She said the outcome of the community conversations would be presented back to the community and to state and federal governments.

The Perth meeting is being held on May 21 from 5pm to 6.30pm at the Perth Town Hall. For more information, email richard.hughes@nbcf.org.au.

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