• Investigating improvements to the NHS breast screening programme

    Two members of our research team, Professor Gareth Evans and Doctor Sacha Howell, have been involved in investigating ways to improve the NHS breast screening programme by looking into the potential impact of an adapted screening programme, which takes into account a ...

    Published On: December 5th, 2023
  • Anastrozole : Tens of thousands of women set to benefit from ‘repurposed’ NHS drug to prevent breast cancer

    An NHS statement released today, and as reported in The Guardian, explains how thousands of women at an increased risk of breast cancer could now benefit from a proven risk-reducing drug, after it was licensed to help prevent the disease. Anastrozole, which ...

    Published On: November 7th, 2023
  • Polygenic risk scores do still have a place in breast cancer screening and prevention strategies

    According to a new study led by UCL (University College London) researchers, polygenic risk scores, which predict whether a person will develop a disease based on their genes, performed poorly for prediction and screening when holding them to the same standards as ...

    Published On: October 27th, 2023
  • New research in memory of Girls Aloud star Sarah Harding will look for early signs of breast cancer

    A new breast cancer research project in memory of Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding will look for early signs of the disease in women in their thirties. Sarah sadly died of the condition in 2021 age 39. One of her final wishes ...

    Published On: August 4th, 2023
  • A BRCA1 breast cancer prevention study – can you help?

    An exciting international academic study is looking for participants. The aim of the research is the prevention of breast cancer in women with a BRCA1 mutation, and the UK element of the study, headed by Professor Gareth Evans, will take place in ...

    Published On: July 26th, 2023
  • Can you help? – A study towards understanding how drug resistance develops in breast cancers

    Dr Sankari Nagarajan is a lecturer in Chromatin Biology, and Principal Investigator at The Manchester Breast centre, The Manchester Cancer Research centre and The CRUK Manchester Centre. A much-admired breast cancer scientist: she is constantly striving towards a future where breast cancer ...

    Published On: July 6th, 2023
  • Sarah Hindmarch: Research is a marathon, not a sprint

    Prevent Breast Cancer funds high quality research into both the prediction and prevention of breast cancer, and we work closely with world renown experts in the field. Since our inception, we’ve in fact funded over £4.9 million towards our goal of preventing ...

    Published On: June 28th, 2023
  • ‘NHS staff shortages pushing cancer care to the brink of disaster’

    Two reports published last week from The Royal College of Radiologists (RCR) have made for a distressing read. One looked specifically at cancer care and the other at the clinical radiology workforce. They warn that cancer patients face worsening NHS delays and ...

    Published On: June 20th, 2023
  • Participants needed for alcohol awareness and cancer prevention study

    A Prevent Breast Cancer funded research study to increase awareness of how alcohol increases the risk of breast cancer in women and to promote strategies for cutting down or quitting has recently been launched. Dr Emma Davies, Reader in Psychology at Oxford ...

    Published On: May 26th, 2023
  • What are the hidden financial costs and supportive care needs associated with breast cancer?

    The CASCARA (Costs And Supportive Care in Breast Cancer) project is investigating the hidden financial costs and supportive care needs associated with breast cancer. The CASCARA project is funded by Breast Cancer Now and organised by Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and ...

    Published On: February 9th, 2023
  • Aged under 35? Testers needed to trial a new app

    An exciting study, led by Mary Pegington, a Breast Cancer Research Dietitian, is looking for volunteers to trial a new app. Mary, along with her team, are looking for women, 35 years old or younger, with a family history of breast cancer, ...

    Published On: November 23rd, 2022
  • Two new breast cancer drugs now available on NHS England after U-turn

    On July 14th 2022, an article from The Guardian described the announcement that two new breast cancer drugs are now available. The two new drugs, Alpelisib (also known as Piqray) and Trodelvy (also called Sacituzumab Govitecan) are finally now available on NHS ...

    Published On: July 21st, 2022

About Prevent Breast Cancer

Prevent Breast Cancer is the only UK charity entirely dedicated to the prediction and prevention of breast cancer – we’re committed to freeing the world from the disease altogether. Unlike many cancer charities, we’re focused on preventing, rather than curing. Promoting early diagnosis, screening and lifestyle changes, we believe we can stop the problem before it starts. And being situated at the only breast cancer prevention centre in the UK, we’re right at the front-line in the fight against the disease. Join us today and help us create a future free from breast cancer. If you have any questions or concerns, email us today.