Year on year Prevent Breast Cancer is investing in new and ongoing research projects that bring us one step closer to a breast cancer free future for all.
There is no one single cause of breast cancer; rather, there appears to be several different factors working together:
- Environmental Factors
- Hormonal Factors
Research is essential. By looking more closely at the various factors, we can learn more about who has an increased risk (PREDICTION) and provide at-risk individuals with the information and support they need to prevent developing this disease (PREVENTION).
Here are the current projects we are funding/part-funding:
- PROCAS – Predicting the Risk of Cancer at Screening – Investigating the use of genetic tests on women who undergo routine screening
- SNPs Study – investigates how breast density might increase an individual’s risk of developing breast cancer
- Molecular Basis of Breast Density – why do some women have dense breasts and how is connected with breast cancer?
- FHTomo – The project aims to identify breast cancer in high risk women aged 40-49 at as early a stage as possible to ensure they receive an effective and tailored cancer treatment plan
- DCIS and Clotting – Looking at how anti-coagulants could stop the spread of early cancer.
- Intermittent Diet Studies – The 2-Day Diet has been a global success and research has shown it can dramatically reduce one’s risk of developing breast cancer
- PROCAS Lifestyle – Assessing if we can introduce lifestyle changes for women at high risk of developing breast cancer through an online and telephone support system
- BRRIDE 2 – How does The 2-Day Diet affect body composition and reduce breast cancer risk.
- BRRIDE 3 – Which women respond best to the 2-day diet and how can we identify them?