Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry

While risk assessment and genetic testing for breast and ovarian cancer is common practice in many places, this was not always the case in Hong Kong or across Asia

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The Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry was founded by Ava Kwong in 2007 with the aim of making genetic testing for hereditary breast and ovarian cancer more readily available to underprivileged people, and to collect relevant data for research purposes. While cancer registries for individual patients already existed in Asia, this was one of the first in the region to go a step further and collect data on family members as well, gaining a greater understanding of the effects of genetics.

The organisation’s services include informational talks for medical professionals and the public, the Free BRCA Ovarian Cancer Drugs Programme, which provides medication to low-income patients, the Free Wig and Styling programme, and the Breast Friend, Hong Kong’s first mobile app for breast cancer patients and their carers. It also organises public education campaigns and fundraising events. 

How To Help?

Make a one-off or monthly donation; have guests to your wedding, birthday or other special occasion make a donation to the organisation in lieu of a gift; or attend one of its events.

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