Kconfab - The Kathleen Cuningham Foundation Consortium For Research Into Familial Breast Cancer

Grant number: 400409 | Funding period: 2006 - 2013



Breast cancer is the most common malignant disease of women. In families with an inherited form of breast cancer, nearly half the women in every generation can develop the disease. The aim of this Australasian-wide study is to complete collection of clinical, epidemiological and genetic data on 1,600 of these severely-affected families. The national resource is, and will continue to be, of great value for researchers who want to identify and characterize the genetic and life style factors that affect onset and progression of the disease.