Our Breast Cancer Research
Against Breast Cancer funds groundbreaking cancer research to improve detection, treatment and increase survival after breast cancer diagnosis. The focus of our research is preventing secondary spread, the main cause of breast cancer related deaths.
Investing in new cancer research
The ultimate goal of Against Breast Cancer is to stop secondary breast cancer from claiming lives. Our unique approach is to do this by focusing our research on three key areas: prevention, detection and therapies.
Our research teams at several of the UK’s leading academic institutions are carrying out projects which address these three areas, and you can find out more about these by clicking on each section below.
how diet and lifestyle may increase or reduce your risk of developing secondary breast cancer, providing sound, evidence-based advice relevant to a UK population.
how to design better tools for earlier diagnosis of secondary breast cancer to increase survival rates.
how the body’s natural defences could be harnessed to design more effective treatments and ultimately a vaccine against breast cancer.
Investing in education
Against Breast Cancer’s Fellowship Programme supports and develops young scientists who perform innovative research into increasing survival rates after a breast cancer diagnosis. Our Fellowships programme supports continued innovation in breast cancer therapeutics to advance our understanding of the development of secondary cancer in breast cancer patients.
Against Breast Cancer’s research strategy is to focus on the prevention, detection and treatment of secondary spread breast cancer. Our group of advisors ensures that the work carried out by our researchers is in line with the strategic goals of the charity.
Details about our advisory groups that ensure research projects are relevant to our strategy.
Meet the research teams, based at institutions across the UK.
We invite researchers to apply for grants during our calls for proposals window. You can also play a vital role in research by volunteering to take part in breast cancer research studies, ranging from filling out surveys to large-scale clinical trials.