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:

  • Genes
  • Lifestyle
  • 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?

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    Gene Research

    Gene research is the study of DNA to find out what genes contribute to breast cancer. If we find out what causes breast cancer, we can better detect the disease, better treat the disease and hopefull...

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    Early Detection & Screening

    Early detection and screening is essential to ensure that an individual’s cancer is detected as early as possible and they are therefore provided with the most effective and appropriate treatment. U...

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    Preventative Drugs

    Preventative drugs are a key area of research for Prevent Breast Cancer. We recognise that there may be drugs currently used in the treatment of breast cancer that could be of benefit to those at incr...

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    Diet and Lifestyle

    At Prevent Breast Cancer, we fund Dr. Michelle Harvie, the UK’s first dietitian looking at the link between diet and breast cancer. Our researchers have developed a novel effective  2 day diet for ...

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