EmpathyBCN at MRS2018


5 Aug 2018

MRS 2018 Attendees at Princeton University, Princeton, NJ Members of the EmpathyBCN research team recently travelled to Princeton, USA for the 17th International Biennial Congress of the MRS. Over the course of 5 days, researchers from around the world gathered to discuss the latest developments in metastasis research.

Pink Ribbon Blue Sky Breakfast 2017


27 Oct 2017

The QUT community has united once again for the Pink Ribbon Blue Sky Breakfast, fundraising for breast cancer support services and research.

Convener Announced for TEMTIA-VII


5 Sep 2015

We are pleased to announce that EMPathy BCN chief investigator Rik Thompson will be convening the 7th EMT (Epithelial-Mesenchymal Transition) International Meeting: TEMTIA-VII which will be held from 11th-14th, October 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.

Major Publication in The EMBO Journal


28 Jul 2014

Congratulations to EMPathy BCN chief investigator Greg Goodall and his team on publishing a key article on The EMBO Journal ,”Genome-wide identification of miR-200 targets reveals a regulatory network controlling cell invasion”.

Vale Niki Aravanis, BCNA Consumer Representative


11 Jan 2014

We are sad to learn that Niki Aravanis had passed away after her battle with metastatic breast cancer in January 2013. Niki joined us last year as a BCNA Consumer Representative and generously gave her time, interest and enthusiasm to bring about better outcomes for people with breast cancer, especially metastatic breast cancer.

NBCF Infrastructure Grant Awarded


5 Jan 2014

Congratulations to EMPathy BCN chief investigator Robin Anderson for being awarded the NBCF Infrastructure Grant, “NBCF Repository of Primary tumours and Metastases from Breast Cancer patients”. This will be a five year program aimed to collect tissues for multiple research projects.

Australian Museum Eureka Prize Finalists


8 Aug 2013

Congratulations to EMPathy BCN chief investigator Christobel Saunders and her colleagues who are finalists in the 2013 ANSTO Eureka Prize for Innovative Use of Technology. Christobel’s team developed the world’s smallest handheld microscope-in-a-needle to display 3D images which are detailed enough to detect cancer.

New BCNA Consumer Representative


1 Mar 2013

A warm welcome to Kym Berchtenbreiter who has joined as a BCNA Consumer Representative from March 2013.

Farewell to BCNA Consumer Representative Jennifer Johnston


9 Nov 2012

Very best wishes and a heart-felt thank you to Jennifer Johnston, who has resigned (in November 2012) for health reasons after only recently joining us as a BCNA Consumer Representative.

Co-convenor of the 14th International Biennial MRS Conference


6 Sep 2012

We are pleased to announce that EMPathy BCN chief investigator Rik Thompson was a co-convenor of the 14th International Biennial Metastasis Research Society (MRS) Conference, from 2-5th September, 2012, held in Brisbane. Rik has been the President of the International Metastasis Research Society for years 2010-2012.

Role of VLSCI bioinformaticians and supercomputers in EMPathy research


12 Feb 2012

Read about the work of the EMPathy Breast Cancer Network in the latest edition of Victorian Life Sciences Computation Initiative’s Science Story.

New Consumer Representatives


1 Jan 2012

Niki Aravanis and Jennifer Johnston have agreed to join as BCNA Consumer Representatives from February 2012. We are very pleased to have them on board.

In Memoriam


28 Sep 2011

Sally Hodgkinson, our friend and consumer advocate, has passed away after a long battle with breast cancer. Sally’s contributions to the program were invaluable as she tirelessly focused on the work ahead with characteristic down-to-earth demeanour.

Founding of Australasian Metastasis Research Society


27 Sep 2011

Congratulations to EMPathy BCN chief investigator Rik Thompson for founding of the Australasian Metastasis Research Society interest group,OzMRS. Rik was the Co-Convenor of the Inaugural OzMRS Metastasis Symposium on 27th September, 2011, held in Melbourne.