Fundraising for breast cancer research

I am a cancer scientist doing Breast Cancer research at the Olivia Newton John Cancer Research Institute. I am looking into how the bugs that are in and on our body, known as the microbiome, can affect Immunotherapy. Immunotherapy involves stimulating the white blood cells to attack cancer. This is perhaps one of the best ways we can treat cancers after they have arisen in the body. 

I am researching how different microbiomes can cause our white blood cells to change their activity and respond differently to breast tumours when a cancer patient is receiving immunotherapy. 

Earlier this year I undertook three different models to work out what happens when we modulate the microbiome as a breast cancer progresses and spreads and how this could possibly make immunotherapy more effective. 

I've discovered some startling results, with massive reductions in primary breast cancer growth and near abolishment of any metastasis [spread of cancer]. In this research I did not even use the full dose of the immunotherapy. 

This research will have implications to current breast cancer treatment. Firstly however, I will need to get the bugs identified in these models, which is quite extensive work and has to be done by a specialist laboratory.

For this research to continue we need to know which specific bacteria [or other inhabitants of the gut] are causing this breast cancer treatment effect.

Thus, I am seeking a grant of about $10,000 to continue this valuable research. I am hoping that you will get behind this beneficial research to help with raising these funds to keep it all going!


  • Anna Leonedas 
    • $30 
    • 11 mos


Hat Narris 
Collingwood, VIC
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