Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia (BCBA) is a virtual biobank hub established to provide researchers easy access to the amount, quality and type of tissue and associated data they need to accelerate both paediatric and adult translational brain cancer research.

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  • Bike Ride For Brain Cancer – BCBA Launches New Fundraising Website

    December 2017

    We are very excited to announce that rider registrations are now open on our new fundraising website bikerideforbraincancer.com.au The 2 day Ride from Sydney to the Hunter Valley will take place 9 – 10 March 2018. Places are limited so register now!

    We plan to make it a weekend of fun for all the family and there will be many ways for non-cyclists to get involved. Make sure you stay in touch through our Facebook page @BCBAustralia as we provide updates on activities, as well as information such as booking accommodation for the Hunter Valley.

    To register click here

    For information regarding sponsorship click here

  • A Lack of Tissue Samples has hampered Medical Research into Childhood Brain Cancer

    November 2017

    A/Prof David Ziegler, paediatric oncologist and leading researcher, has highlighted the problem of the lack of tissue samples for paediatric brain cancer research in his recent article for The Conversation – We made great strides with childhood leukaemia – We can do the same for brain cancer. Dr Zeigler is a member of the BCBA multi-disciplinary working party developing a project to obtain brain tumour tissue from children and adults soon after death. These rare tumour samples will play a crucial role in research aimed at identifying the underlying genomic processes that drive brain cancer.

  • BCBA in the News

    October 2017

    Newspaper journalist, Jane Hansen, has been running a campaign to push for awareness and funding for brain cancer research. The background story to BCBA’s effort to network and harmonise Australia’s fragmented paediatric and adult brain cancer biobanking operations became her focus in a recent article in the Sunday Telegraph.

    To read the news item click here