The Brain Cancer Group is a collaborative team of leading brain cancer specialists. We apply insights from frontline patient care to inform activities across research, support and education, to ensure we are making a difference in the lives of those affected by brain cancer.


TBCG Spotlight …

Students from St Spyridon College, remain firm supporters of The Brain Cancer Group, holding successful fundraisers during Brain Cancer Action Month in May 2016, 2017 and 2018.

In 2017, the school extended its support with 18 students plus teachers and families, volunteering at the White Pearl Ball. Their efforts contributed greatly to the success of the Ball which raised $193,000 for The Brain Cancer Group’s research program. Thank you St Spyridon College! We look forward to having the current Year 11 students volunteer at the 2018 Ball on November 10th.

Proceeds from the White Pearl Ball 2016, enabled the creation of a new post-doctoral fellowship in brain cancer research.

Dr Kelly McKelvey, the recipient of the fellowship, is researching immunotherapies for brain cancer.

The enormous value of Dr McKelvey’s work was recognised by the Mark Hughes Foundation (MHF) with a 3-year grant, the Matt Callander Beanie for Brain Cancer HMRI Fellowship, enabling her to continue her research with The Brain Cancer Group in The Bill Walsh Translational Cancer Research Laboratory, housed in the University of Sydney’s Kolling Institute of Medical Research on the Royal North Shore Hospital Campus.

On Friday, Kelly, wearing a MHF Beanie for Brain Cancer, hosted the St Spyridon students at the Bill Walsh Lab, with a presentation explaining her work, followed by a lab tour and morning tea. This was a great opportunity for the students to see how their efforts have positively impacted our Group’s brain cancer research program.


Thank you to all those who contributed their time and expertise to help make this video. “Today’s research is tomorrow’s cure” touches on how brain cancer affects patients and families. It also discusses the research we are doing to give hope to those suffering from this terrible disease.

We believe that the research being done in our lab will one day contribute to the cure of brain cancer.

Thank you Martha Rice!

Recently, the inspiring Martha Rice handed over a $136,173 cheque which was the proceeds from the Laugh Your Head Off Gala Dinner (June 2018).

The funds raised will go directly to funding additional Neuro-Oncology Care Coordination resources that will help improve outcomes for Brain Cancer patients. Well done Martha and team!


Pictured : Dr Ray Cook (TBCG Chairman), John Ballard (TBCG Board member), Suzane Peponis-Brisimis (TBCG Board member), Dr Michael Biggs (TBCG Deputy Chairman), Martha Rice, Richard Ryan (TBCG Board member), Pat Wheaton (TBCG CEO)

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