Raising breast and ovarian cancer awareness through sharing knowledge and experience.
This foundation was established by
Madeleine Philippe and Clancy Philippe in 2009, to assist persons
and families affected by breast and ovarian cancers.
It came about after Madeleine won her battle with breast cancer in 2007 and ovarian cancer in 2009, and to share Madeleine and Clancy's experience with others.
Unfortunately, secondary breast and ovarian cancers struck back in 2010 and 2011. Madeleine passed away at 3.23 am on 11 February 2011, in the presence of her husband Clancy Philippe and granddaughter Annabelle deBaize at Cabrini Hospital in Malvern, Melbourne Aus. We also learned after extensive genetic tests in 2009 that Madeleine was a carrier of the broken gene BRCA1 that sharply increased her risks of developing breast and ovarian cancers. It was however, too late for corrective actions. Awareness of choices is important. The choice of treatment is very importantly left to the affected persons and their loved ones. Access "Links" link above for more information about genetic tests for breast and ovarian cancer.
This web site has been set up to raise awareness about breast and ovarian cancers and what we can do to avoid it. The Madeleine Philippe Cancer Foundation (Aus) Inc is registered as a non profit charitable organisation in the State of Victoria, Australia. All donations are tax deductible.
Early Diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death.
The family characteristics that suggest hereditary breast and ovarian cancer predisposition include the following:
Both males and females can inherit and transmit an autosomal dominant cancer predisposition. A male who inherits a cancer predisposition can still pass the altered gene on to his sons and daughters.
Your ongoing support would be most appreciated. Please donate generously by using the donate buttons on this web site. All proceeds will be spent in promoting breast and ovarian cancer awareness and promoting their early detection. Use the donation button or direct bank deposit to donate towards the cause.
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Madeleine Philippe Cancer Foundation (Aus) Inc
Madeleine's Guardian Angels:
Mr Leigh Reeves
Dr Maree Sexton
Dr Jack Krafchek
Ass. Prof. Thomas Jobling
Ass. Prof. Ian Haines
Dr David Servan-Schreiber
Oncology Unit at Cabrini
St John of God Berwick
Monash Medical Centre
Family, friends and work colleagues for their support
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