Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Breast Cancer Research

I was asked to pass this information on, and thought it would probably be of interest to some readers. The National Breast Cancer Foundation has recently launched Australia's first national online register for breast cancer research. The idea behind the register is to provide a way for anyone who is interested in contributing to breast cancer research to become involved in different kinds of studies.

The register is not for fundraising- it involves registering your basic information and you will then be contacted about any new research projects that you might like to participate in. According to the website, 'the choice to participate is entirely up to the individual and projects will vary from completing a simple questionnaire to something more involved such as joining an exercise study, providing a sample of blood, urine, saliva or breast tissue.'

'Researchers will publish the results of their projects on the website, giving the community full visibility to the research process and importantly, the outcomes. Register4 will be an important resource for breast cancer, providing information about risk factors, prevention, common myths and more.

Register4 provides the community with an opportunity to make a contribution to breast cancer research personally, rather than financially.'

The reason this register is so important is that it will facilitate breast cancer research by overcoming some of the difficulties associated with finding research participants.

If you'd like more information or if you're interested in signing up, you can visit or call 1300 709 485
The register also has a dedicated facebook page and twitter account.

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