Breast Cancer Network Australia partners with key stakeholders across the cancer and wider health sector to ensure we are delivering effectively on our vision that all Australians who are affected by breast cancer receive the very best care, treatment and support.
BCNA connects lived experience with decision making, research, and service delivery in a variety of ways. Our partnerships span researchers, policymakers, cancer control agencies, and other not-for-profit organisations.
Our partnerships help us ensure that we:
BCNA works with a number of national and international cancer researchers and academics. In doing so, we can help ensure that lived experience is considered from start to finish for studies and projects designed to improve outcomes for those with breast cancer. This also ensures we have access to the very latest breast cancer research and information to share with our network.
For more information on how researchers can work with BCNA consumers, see Working with consumers.
One way that we engage with the academic and research community is through conference attendance. BCNA regularly attends key national and international cancer conferences to connect with health professionals and researchers, understand the most recent advances in breast cancer care, treatment and support, and to promote our resources and consumer engagement mechanisms.
This engagement also involves BCNA making presentations at key conferences to share our work with the wider community. Recent conferences that BCNA has presented at include:
Upcoming conferences for BCNA include:
If you would like to connect with BCNA at an upcoming conference opportunity, please contact BCNA Policy & Advocacy.
BCNA engages with both state/territory and federal governments to progress policy and advocacy priorities.
We will always be ready to work with policy makers to understand the needs of those being treated for and living with breast cancer.
Our network understands the impact of policy decisions and how policy translates into action at a local level, and BCNA is committed to fully realising the benefits of consumer voices informing these policy decisions.
By partnering with those who are equally passionate about creating real change, we aim to achieve success with our Policy and Advocacy Strategic Plan: Towards 2025.
Here are some of the ways you can help us extend our reach and impact:
Does your organisation or research align with the goals of Towards 2025? Let’s talk! Contact BCNA Policy & Advocacy.
Have you been diagnosed with breast cancer? Consider using your voice for change by joining our Review & Survey Group. You will have the opportunity to choose to participate in surveys, focus groups and clinical trials related to breast cancer. Find out about other ways we work with consumers.