Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is one of four major breast cancer organisations in Australia. These four organisations have different roles and missions.
Wherever possible, we all work together to achieve the best outcomes for women and men diagnosed with breast cancer. Working cooperatively helps us to identify where there are gaps and avoid doubling up on our activities.
Breast Cancer Network Australia (BCNA) is the peak national consumer organisation for Australians personally affected by breast cancer. We advocate for, connect support and inform Ausralians affected by breast cancer and work with our broader network to influence a stronger health care system. We are based in Melbourne and are represented by the Pink Lady silhouette.
Phone: 1800 500 258
The National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) is an Australian not-for-profit organisation that raises money for research into the prevention and cure of breast cancer. Since the NBCF was established in 1994, more than $200 million has been raised. This money has been used to fund over 600 world-class research projects across Australia. The NBCF is based in Sydney and is represented by the Pink Ribbon.
Phone: 1300 737 763
The McGrath Foundation raises money to fund McGrath Breast Care Nurses in communities across Australia, including many regional and rural centres. In 2023, they have 200 McGrath Breast Care Nurses, who help individuals and their families experiencing breast cancer by providing physical, psychological and emotional support, for free. The McGrath Foundation was established in 2005 by Jane and Glenn McGrath and is located in Sydney.
Phone: (02) 8962 6100
Cancer Australia was established by the Australian Government in 2006. Its role is to reduce the impact of all cancers, remove disparities in care, and improve outcomes for people with cancer. It does this by ensuring that evidence informs cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment and supportive care.
As the lead national cancer control agency, Cancer Australia also makes recommendations to the Australian Government about cancer policy and priorities.
Cancer Australia develops and distributes clinical guidelines for ‘best practice’ health care to improve the diagnosis, treatment and support of women with breast cancer. Cancer Australia’s head office is in Sydney.
Phone: 1800 624 973