SAiGENCI is an independent cancer-focused medical research institute located in South Australia; focussing on cancer research and clinical trials, which will include new cutting-edge technologies in immunotherapies and genomics.
Great progress has been made on breast cancer in recent decades. Five-year survival rates in Australia are up to 91%, while 83% survive beyond 10 years. Yet the disease still claims thousands annually and treatment often leaves those who do survive with significantly impaired quality of life.
Being diagnosed with cancer, one of the world’s most enduring and undiscriminating killers, is distressing enough. But making it a doubly cruel blow is the fact that undergoing one of its most effective treatments, chemotherapy, can itself be utterly debilitating, and even life threatening.