Our unique approach
We fund research into secondary breast cancer, the main cause of breast cancer related deaths.
Our research addresses critical gaps in scientific resources and knowledge to help doctors diagnose and treat breast cancer faster and more effectively, and to understand factors that increase or reduce the risk of secondary spread so that people can make informed diet and lifestyle choices.
Investing in new research
We are funding research which addresses:
- How the body’s natural defences could be harnessed to design more effective treatments and ultimately a vaccine against breast cancer
- How to design better tools for earlier diagnosis of secondary breast cancer to increase survival rates
- How diet and lifestyle may increase or reduce the risk of secondary breast cancer developing to provide sound, evidence-based advice relevant to a UK population
Investing in Education
Against Breast Cancer established a Fellowship Programme in 2014 to support and develop young scientists who perform innovative research into increasing survival rates after breast cancer diagnosis.
The first Fellowship has been awarded to Dr. Max Crispin of the Glycoprotein Therapeutics Laboratory at the University of Oxford, who is researching carbohydrate-based vaccines and therapeutic antibodies.
The Fellowship is associated with Oriel College, Oxford, which was founded in 1326. Dr. Crispin has developed new therapeutic approaches for the treatment of cancer based on refocusing of the immune system to destroy cancerous cells.
The Against Breast Cancer Fellowship will support continued innovation in breast cancer therapeutics to advance our knowledge of the interplay between antibodies and development of secondary cancers, or metastases, in breast cancer patients.
Building a Biobank
In response to a critical need for biological samples to study breast cancer, Against Breast Cancer established and funded the collection of much needed clinical material from over 3000 UK breast cancer patients in our DietCompLyf Study.
The Against Breast Cancer research teams do not use animals in their research.