BReast Origin CAncer tissue DonatEd after death, BROCADE, is a resource to support research into breast cancer.

In particular, BROCADE will develop models for use in research towards new and more effective treatments for breast cancer.

Who is involved?

Co-Principal Investigators

  • Prof Robin Anderson: Honorary Professor, Sir Peter MacCallum Dept of Oncology, Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre
    Head, Translational Breast Cancer Program
    Head, Metastasis Research Laboratory, Professor, School of Cancer Medicine, La Trobe University, Olivia Newton-John Cancer Research Institute
  • A/Prof Alexander Swarbrick:
    Co-Head Breast Translational Oncology Program, Kinghorn Cancer Centre  Garvan Institute of Medical Research

Chief investigators based at Peter Mac are:                                        

Other investigators come from across Australia and are experts in a range of fields, including pathology, cancer medicine, surgery, translational research and community representation.

brocade supporters

BROCADE is funded by the National Breast Cancer Foundation.

The BROCADE project is managed by Lisa Devereux, based at the Peter Mac. The Human Research Ethics Committee at Peter Mac has reviewed and approved all the documents used to communicate with donors and gain their consent.

BROCADE is also operating in Brisbane through the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital and in Perth at Fiona Stanley Hospital.


The BROCADE Manager can be contacted if you have any questions regarding being a donor, accessing the resource or if you wish to provide any updates.

Lisa Devereux, Manager

Office phone: (03) 8559 6532

24 hour contact phone: (03) 8559 6821

Email: [email protected]



Lisa Devereux, Cancer Research Division

Locked Bag 1, A’Beckett Street

Melbourne VIC 8006