THE Nedlands based Breast Cancer Research Centre WA (BCRC-WA) will launch its new home in 2020, the first of its kind in the state.
“This centre will lessen stress for patients and their families and lead to better overall outcomes,” BCRC-WA chief executive Carmelo Arto said.
Founder and vice-chair of BCRC-WA Professor Arlene Chan said having a range of services, all under one roof, will be convenient for patients.
“At the moment, patients are forced to go from one specialist to another and from one support service provider to another in different locations all over Perth,” she said.
“Having a range of services together under one roof will be far more convenient for patients, lessening their stress and that of their families which contributes to their wellbeing and quality of life.”
The not-for-profit organisation was initially based at the Mount Hospital and later moved to Hollywood Hospital in 2016.
Mr Arto said the new centre will include five floors and a team of oncologists, breast surgeons, early and advanced breast care nurses and a range of support services.
“It will be family focused concentrating on having world class treatment and programs for patients, their partners and their children,” he said.
“The centre will help us provide a comprehensive, three-pronged approach to breast cancer care – evidence based treatment plus research plus holistic support services,” he said.
The current centre will be demolished and construction will begin in 2019.
The new centre will launch half way through 2020.