Breast cancer affects one in eight women in Australia. Women who carry a faulty BRCA1 gene have a 70% chance of developing breast cancer and a 40% chance of developing ovarian cancer.
In response to their health challenges, Lisa and Ellie created the Two Sisters Foundation, to educate and empower others facing similar ordeals, and raise funds for medical research to change the cancer story for women now and for future generations.
The foundation supports BRCArelated breast cancer research led by WEHI Professors Jane Visvader and Geoff Lindeman, who are working towards preventing breast cancer in high-risk women. They are also exploring ways to prevent the development of ovarian cancer.