The Cause

The Brain Cancer Collective raises funds to enable the acceleration of brain cancer research.

We support Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia whose exclusive mission is to build the tissue and data resources required to power next generation brain cancer research.

Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia

A consortium of leading paediatric and adult brain cancer clinicians and researchers, Brain Cancer Biobanking Australia (BCBA) has established Australia’s first national brain tumour tissue registry. Bringing together a network of biobanks across the country, BCBA is enabling a collaborative approach to research, providing access to the samples and data needed to drive research and ultimately deliver better outcomes for brain cancer patients.

BCBA initiates and coordinates various innovative projects aimed at increasing the resources available to brain cancer researchers globally.

Current Projects

Virtual Biobank Hub

BCBA has networked Australia’s fragmented brain cancer tissue and data collections to provide researchers worldwide with centralised online access to the resources they need to accelerate brain cancer research.

National Brain Cancer Biospecimen Register

BCBA has established Australia’s first national register of brain cancer specimens to assist researchers globally in identifying and applying for the samples they need to build their projects.

The Rapid Brain Tissue Recovery Program

To facilitate pioneering research into the evolution of brain cancers in response to treatment, BCBA is working to provide access to brain tumour tissue collected within 12 hours of death. More

The National Paediatric and Adult Brain Cancer Clinical Registry

Incorporating clinical data for biobanks, patient quality of care and registry clinical trials, this infrastructure will create a platform to capture data that has the potential to improve survival rates for brain cancer patients. More

Collaborative Lobbying

Currently approximately 80 percent of patient brain tumour tissue is discarded in operating theatres across the country. Through advocacy in collaboration  with the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia (NSA), BCBA is endeavouring to overcome this problem and ensure that sufficient good quality... More

Brain Cancer Community Awareness

To increase patient participation in tissue donation and data contribution there is a need to increase awareness in the brain cancer community. Few patients are aware they can donate brain tumour tissue or are offered the opportunity. More