Against Breast Cancer is a charity dedicated to funding groundbreaking research to improve detection, treatment and increase survival after breast cancer diagnosis.
Our Diet & Lifestyle Study involves over 3,300 women from 56 hospitals across the UK and is the largest national study of its kind. By studying this collection of biological samples, dietary and lifestyle information, researchers can determine differences between women who develop secondary breast cancer and those who do not. This will provide clues as to what may increase or reduce the risk of developing secondary disease and how to develop better diagnostic tests and treatments.
Our unique approach
The ultimate goal of Against Breast Cancer is to prevent secondary spread, which is the main cause of breast cancer related deaths.
Researching new treatments
We need new treatments that target all types of secondary breast cancer cells before they have the chance to grow into tumours wherever they may be in the body.
We envisage a future where a blood or urine home test is available for people to monitor themselves for breast cancer and secondary spread.
There is a need for solid, evidence-based advice on diet and lifestyle factors that reduce the risk of secondary spread occurring.
Where your donation goes
We receive no government funding, and are entirely reliant on the generosity of individuals and organisations to fund our research to improve detection and increase survival after breast cancer diagnosis.
About breast cancer
Here you'll find general information about breast cancer including symptoms, current treatments and screening.