• Abemaciclib: reduces risk of breast cancer recurrence, now available on NHS

    On June 17th 2022, an article from The Guardian described the announcement that Abemaciclib, a drug proven to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence in certain patients, has been given provisional approval by NICE for routine use by NHS England. Abemaciclib, ...

    Published On: June 27th, 2022
  • International Women’s Day: Dr Mayada Haydar

    Meet Dr Mayada Haydar This year for International Women’s Day, Prevent Breast Cancer is focussing on the celebration of one particular woman’s achievements - Dr Mayada Haydar. A familiar face at The Nightingale Centre at Wythenshawe Hospital. Here, Mayada tells us about ...

    Published On: March 8th, 2022
  • Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) – The Forget-me-Not 2 Study

    The Forget-me-Not 2 study is a recent study concerning women who have been diagnosed with Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). Here we talk to Dr. Anthony Maxwell, who until his recent retirement, was a Consultant Breast Radiologist, and Chair of The British ...

    Published On: March 1st, 2022
  • Breast Cancer Screening Services Under Strain

    In the news today, it has been revealed the UK's breast cancer screening services are under strain. Breast Cancer Now highlighted that the number of women not being screened for breast cancer ‘rose by 50 per cent’. The ongoing effects of the ...

    Published On: October 5th, 2021
  • NHS to begin world’s largest trial of blood test for more than 50 cancer types

    In the news this week we’ve heard about a new trial that will look at developing a blood test to detect cancer. Consultant Breast Surgeon and Head of our Medical Advisory Board, James Harvey, shares his thoughts: ‘It is fantastically exciting that ...

    Published On: September 14th, 2021
  • Complete the survey: Greener Operations

    Have you experienced surgery or know someone who has? Patients, carers and members of the public are invited to contribute to the “Greener Operations” James Lind Alliance priority setting partnership. ABOUT GREENER OPERATIONS The James Lind Alliance is a non-profit making initiative ...

    Published On: July 19th, 2021
  • June 2021: A critical message from Lester Barr MBE

    A critical message from Lester Barr MBE, Breast Surgeon and Prevent Breast Cancer Founder. Your support by way of a monthly gift is vital if we are to protect future generations from breast cancer. Dear Valued Supporter, Over 55,100 people are diagnosed ...

    Published On: June 16th, 2021
  • Can being heavier in childhood protect you against breast cancer?

    A recent study suggested having a higher BMI during childhood may lower your risk of developing breast cancer. We spoke to award-winning research dietitian, Dr Michelle Harvie, to explore this claim. It is a well-known fact that heavier women are at a ...

    Published On: May 20th, 2021
  • Hormones with Dr Annice Mukherjee

    The topic of our most recent Update Hour was hormones and we were lucky to be joined by the renowned Endocrinologist and author of the best-selling book ‘The Complete Guide to the Menopause’, Dr Annice Mukherjee. As well as sharing insightful knowledge and ...

    Published On: May 14th, 2021
  • Help increase funding for breast cancer surgery research

    Complete the Survey. Let us know your priorities. A survey has been launched to bring together organisations, individuals with breast cancer, carers and clinicians to identify their research priorities in the field of breast cancer surgery. We, as part of the Academic ...

    Published On: April 9th, 2021
  • Manchester University study shows early breast cancer care is largely safe and effective during pandemic

    The head of our Scientific Advisory Board, Professor Cliona Kirwan, was the co-author of this recent UK wide research. The study showed that patients with early stage breast cancer underwent care that was no less safe or effective than before the coronavirus ...

    Published On: April 6th, 2021
  • Recent developments in the field of breast cancer research

    An article from The Guardian published towards the end of February described the announcement from NICE that a life-extending drug for incurable breast cancer called ribociclib has been approved for NHS use. It is said that around 3,300 women a year may ...

    Published On: March 19th, 2021

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.