Welcome to the Australian Metaplastic Breast Cancer Community

Welcome to Australia

Australia is a wild and beautiful place, a colourful land of bright reds and oranges of the outback sands and vibrant greens and blues of the reefs, rainforests and beaches that surround modern cities and expressive indigenous culture.

Australia is a land like no other, with about one million different native species. More than 80 per cent of the country’s flowering plants, mammals, reptiles and frogs are unique to Australia, along with most of its freshwater fish and almost half of its birds.

The geographic isolation here has meant that much of its flora and fauna is very different from species in other parts of the world. Most are found nowhere else. However, some closely related species are found on the continents which once made up the ancient southern supercontinent Gondwana.

Australia’s population is almost 25 million and concentrated along the coast region from Cairns to Adelaide, with another concentration around Perth in Western Australia. The centre of Australia is sparsely populated and around 75% of the continent is either completely arid or semi-arid.

Investments have been made in many kinds of social infrastructure including health and education. Research is a defining characteristic of Australia’s Universities and Hospitals. For decades, Australian universities have delivered excellence in research and innovation and have advanced a research culture and system that has been responsible for world-leading breakthroughs. In many cases, these successes were collaborative research efforts both domestically and internationally.

International research collaborations are a mechanism for knowledge exchange, creating positive impacts throughout the broader community.

The more we engage globally the more we prosper.

Australian Metaplastic Breast Cancer Global Representatives

Susie Ireland EMAIL
Desiree Kemmis EMAIL

Australian Healthcare

Medicare is the scheme that gives Australian residents access to healthcare. Most taxpayers pay a Medicare Levy of 2% of their taxable income to help fund it. Medicare gives you access to free or subsidised treatment by health professionals such as doctors, specialists, optometrists, dentists and other allied health practitioners (in special circumstances only), with free treatment and accommodation as a public (Medicare) patient in a public hospital. Medicare also provides 75% of the Medicare Schedule fee for services and procedures if you are a private patient in a public or private hospital (not including hospital accommodation and items such as theatre fees and medicines).

Medicare also provides limited benefits if you are covered by a Reciprocal Health Care Agreement with another country. These countries are United Kingdom, Sweden, the Netherlands, Finland, Norway, Malta, Italy, Belgium, the Republic of Ireland and New Zealand. New RHCA may be negotiated at any time.

Knowledgeable Doctors : Oncology and Hematology

For more information on individual knowledgeable doctors listed below, please click the link for the website
associated with the knowledgeable doctor you are interested in learning more about.

* Indicates a member of the MpBC Global Alliance’s Medical/Scientific Advisory Board

Name Location Phone Number Website
Paul Mainwaring, M.D. Canossa Hospital
169 Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd
Oxley QLD 4075
Mater Hospital
Rosella St
Gladstone QLD 4680
Canossa Hospital: (07)3717-5659
Mater Hospital: (07)4971-3713
Dr Paul Mainwaring

Knowledgeable Doctors: Researchers

Name Address Location Phone Number Website Researching
Professor Sunil Lakhani * Head, Discipline of Pathology
UQ Centre for Clinical Research
Faculty of Medicine
Queensland, Australia
+61 7 334 66052 HERE Editor for the WHO Tumor Classification Books of the Breast
Paul Mainwaring, M.D. Canossa Hospital
169 Seventeen Mile Rocks Rd
Oxley QLD 4075
Mater Hospital
Rosella St
Gladstone QLD 4680
Queensland, Australia Canossa Hospital: (07)3717-5659
Mater Hospital: (07)4971-3713
HERE Circulating Tumor Cells
Dr Amy McCart Reed * Postdoctoral Research Scientist
UQ Centre for Clinical Research
Faculty of Medicine
The University of Queensland
Queensland, Australia Tel: +61 7 334 66030 HERE Aggressive Breast Cancer Genomics
Professor Matt Trau Director, Centre for Personalised Nanomedicine
Professor of Chemistry, School of Chemistry & Molecular Biosciences
Australian Institute for Bioengineering & Nanotechnology (AIBN)
The University of QueenslandMailing Address: AIBN, The University of Queensland, ST LUCIA, QLD 4072 Australia.
Physical Address: Building 75 – Cnr of College and Cooper Road.
Queensland, Australia Tel: +61 7 3346 4173
Fax: +61 7 3346 3973
HERE Nanotechnology and Co-founder of the Australian Institute for Bioengineering

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Prof Matt Trau is an eminent National Breast Cancer Funded Researcher. He is Prof of Chemistry at the University of Queensland and Deputy Director & Co Founder of Australian Institute for Bio Engineering and Nano Technology. Prof Trau is an internationally recognised leader in the area of Chemistry, Nano technology, Biology & Medicine – all key to identifying new approaches to addressing problems in Breast Cancer Research. Prof Trau is also currently the lead investigator on a 5 Yr National Collaborative Research Program for the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
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Dr Amy McCart Reed

I am a cancer genomics and molecular pathology specialist, with a primary focus on breast cancer. I am passionate about precision medicine and biobanking, and effective community engagement in health and medical research. In addition to my breast cancer research portfolio, I co-manage the Brisbane Breast Bank and the Brisbane node of the BROCADE rapid autopsy study.

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