Established in 2007, The Hong Kong Hereditary Breast Cancer Family Registry is the first-of-its-kind charitable organisation dedicated to helping families with high risks of contracting breast, ovarian and prostate cancer due to inherited BRCA gene mutations. The Registry aims to advance and standardise clinical care by formulating preventative measures through data collection, research, public education, counselling and supportive care services in reducing the incidence of hereditary cancers amongst the Chinese population.
The Yvonne L.K. Lui Foundation supports the Registry via title sponsoring the annual Pink Ball fundraiser, which indirectly gives high-risk, underprivileged families access to genetic counselling, testing and related psycho-social support.
Another important aspect of the charity is its scientific research: with benefactors’ support, it has created the largest Chinese database and bio-bank of hereditary breast cancer specimens, enabling a better global understanding of the disease. Approximately 1,000 families have benefited from the organisation thus far.