Treatment for breast cancer depends on the type and stage of the disease, the severity of symptoms and the person’s general health.

Treatment usually involves surgery to remove part or all of the affected breast, and removal of one or more lymph nodes from the armpit. Breast reconstruction may be available for women who have the whole breast removed (mastectomy). Radiotherapy, chemotherapyhormonal therapies, and/or targeted therapies, may also be used.

The Breast Cancer Research Unit (BCRU) at the Basil Hetzel Institute for Translational Health Research led by Professor Andreas Evdokiou, aims to identify therapies that will be effective in the breast as well as metastatic sites such as the bone.

Research to revolutionise breast cancer treatment is underway to save more lives from this heartbreaking disease.

Click here to find out more about the current research into treatment for breast cancer.