Treatments for breast cancer, such as Herceptin and Tamoxifen, have increased the long-term survival rates of breast cancer patients, but there is still much more work to be done to understand this complicated disease and save the lives of 1000 people in the UK each month who develop secondary spread. We need more treatments because …Read more
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Gene mutations that are passed down from your mother and/or father can increase hereditary risk of breast cancer, so what do we know about these genes, and how do they affect risk? The most widely recognised mutations associated with breast and other cancers are in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, but other mutation sites, such …Read more
Throughout October we’ve teamed up with the Brunel shopping centre to collect bras from the ladies of Swindon to raise funds in support of our pioneering breast cancer research. The Brunel are calling on the ladies of Swindon to donate their unwanted bras to help us to raise vital funds throughout Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The …Read more
It was with great sadness that we learned the news of Julie Cowell’s death. Julie became a great supporter of Against Breast Cancer while receiving her own treatment in 1995. Julie’s diagnosis required her to have a lumpectomy and her lymph nodes removed, it was during this treatment that she became firm friends with her …Read more
Our laboratory Open Afternoons have long proven popular with supporters wishing to learn more about our research and meet the team undertaking the work. They offer donors a unique opportunity to see how the funds they have raised are being used in the fight against breast cancer. Together with a tour of the facilities, guests can …Read more