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  • Ella Preston: “I wouldn’t be the runner I am today without my mum”

    Taking on Prevent Breast Cancer's Run 56km in November challenge, 22 year old Ella Preston decided to push herself even further by running a phenomenal 56km a week for her mum. Ella's mum was diagnosed with breast cancer at Christmas in 2022, ...

    Published On: February 21st, 2024
  • The NHS Jewish BRCA Testing Programme

    Tens of thousands with Jewish ancestry will undergo genetic testing for BRCA gene mutations under a new NHS initiative programme. Following a one-year pilot scheme, The NHS Jewish BRCA Testing Programme has officially launched, with the aim to detect and prevent ...

    Published On: February 21st, 2024
  • Kimberley Dolan : I believed I was going to die and not see 40

    Last summer, Kimberley Dolan, then aged 38, received the life shattering news she had breast cancer. In her own words, read how her world was turned upside down in the blink of an eye and how she has now fearlessly signed up ...

    Published On: February 15th, 2024
  • Lester Barr at TEDx Warrington – Can We Prevent Breast Cancer?

    The brilliant Lester Barr MBE, founder and Honorary Chairman of Prevent Breast Cancer recently took to the stage at TEDx Warrington, opening his talk with the powerful premise of imagining a world where breast cancer had become a thing of the past, ...

    Published On: February 14th, 2024
  • Manchester research into understanding how breast cancer starts

    Manchester's monumental effort in the prediction and prevention of breast cancer Manchester is a key player in the monumental effort to progress research into both the prediction and prevention of breast cancer. In collaboration between Prevent Breast Cancer and The Manchester ...

    Published On: February 6th, 2024
  • Reporting on breast cancer – the cost on lives and the economy

    A recent breast cancer report published by Breast Cancer Now predicts the cost of the disease to the UK economy could reach £3.6 billion by 2034, a 40% rise compared to current estimates of £2.6 - £2.8 billion in 2024. The report ...

    Published On: February 1st, 2024
  • Sara’s Story : A chance meeting that could have saved my life

    New friendships can spring up at various times in your life, sometimes in the most random of places. Some would argue everyone you meet is for a reason, and Sara Raybould would argue that this fact was very much true. Sara is ...

    Published On: January 17th, 2024
  • Latest Research Into Inequality In Cancer Risk Death Across The UK

    A report published this week has laid bare the astounding inequality in cancer death risk across England, with a clear north south divide. Using data from the Office for National Statistics on deaths, the report states that people who live in more ...

    Published On: December 14th, 2023
  • Recent Breast Cancer Research Explained By Lester Barr

    In our most recent blog, our Honorary President and Founder, Lester Barr MBE, summarised recent breast cancer research carried out by our scientific experts regarding ways of improving the NHS Breast Screening Programme. Carrying on with this fascinating series of blogs, we’re ...

    Published On: December 13th, 2023
  • Longer Better Lives: A Manifesto for Cancer Research and Care

    Cancer Research UK has recently launched a manifesto that sets out the measures and commitments it believes the next government should make to help prevent 20,000 cancer deaths every year by 2040. The Manifesto has been developed in collaboration with cancer patients ...

    Published On: December 7th, 2023
  • 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
  • Becky Haigh : You have to live life to the fullest!

    After being diagnosed with breast cancer at only 31, Becky Haigh is no stranger to adversity. As a mum of two young girls, she decided that her breast cancer diagnosis wasn’t going to destroy her life and she’d tackle it head on, ...

    Published On: November 30th, 2023
  • Our Boob Mug is here! The Stories Behind the Sketches…

    Say hello to the Prevent Breast Cancer Boob Mug! This fabulously fun mug is designed with breasts of all shapes and sizes in mind and includes a subtle reminder to always ‘check yours’. Breast cancer can affect anybody, no matter your gender, ...

    Published On: November 24th, 2023
  • Group Mindful Art Sessions with Artist Beth Lewin

    Artist Beth Lewin is passionate about creating art that encourages meaningful connections between people and is currently studying a 3-year Master’s Degree at the University of Chester to become an Art Psychotherapist. From January 2024, we’re delighted to announce that she will ...

    Published On: November 9th, 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
  • Sally Dynevor backs National Breast Imaging Academy campaign

    Prevent Breast Cancer patron and Coronation Street actor Sally Dynevor is fronting our campaign to build the National Breast Imaging Academy, the solution to the severe workforce shortages across breast imaging in the UK. Having been diagnosed with breast cancer in 2009 ...

    Published On: October 27th, 2023
  • Friendly Soap Partners with Prevent Breast Cancer

    Lather Up For Breast Cancer Awareness Month We’re delighted to announce our charity partnership with Friendly Soap this October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. So grab that soap, lather up, and let's embrace the power within our own hands for a ...

    Published On: September 20th, 2023
  • Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2023: Raise awareness your way!

    Whether you’re a star baker, rambler, or runner, having your support in Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2023 helps us protect future generations. Fancy getting involved? Here’s some great fundraising activities you can take part in for Prevent Breast Cancer this October. ...

    Published On: September 15th, 2023
  • Introducing our corporate partners: IOLLA

    IOLLA are more than just an eyewear brand. They design high-quality eyewear and bring it within the reach of everyone. All with an exceptional experience thrown in. We were absolutely thrilled when they wanted to show their support for Prevent Breast Cancer ...

    Published On: September 13th, 2023
  • Introducing our corporate partners: MediLife

    MediLife provide specialist end-to-end support to MedTech and Life-Science companies and we’re delighted announce that they have recently come on board as a Prevent Breast Cancer Corporate Partner. We caught up with Phil Jones from the company to discover more about the ...

    Published On: September 12th, 2023
  • Introducing our corporate partners: MT Finance

    MT Finance launched in 2008 with a clear and simple philosophy: to provide specialist finance solutions quickly and effortlessly, and with utmost flexibility – core values they maintain to this day. They first popped up on our radar when they organised a ...

    Published On: September 7th, 2023
  • Introducing our corporate partners: Challenge-trg Group

    Challenge-trg Group are on a mission to be the integrated logistics, training and recruitment partner of choice in th UK. They’re also on a mission to prevent breast cancer for future generations. We recently caught up with Amy Molden from The Group, ...

    Published On: September 7th, 2023
  • Introducing our corporate partners: Booths in Hale Barns

    Not too far from our charity HQ is Booths in Hale Barns. Part of a chain of high-end supermarkets in Northern England, most of its branches can be found in Lancashire, but there are also branches in Cheshire, Cumbria, Greater Manchester, North ...

    Published On: September 5th, 2023
  • Introducing our corporate partners: Alliotts

    Alliotts LLP is an independent firm of Chartered Accountants and business advisors based in London and Guildford, but with an international portfolio of clients. They have been huge advocates and supporters of Prevent Breast Cancer for several years. We recently caught up ...

    Published On: September 5th, 2023
  • Proposed change to cancer waiting time targets fails to address workforce shortage

    Two-thirds of cancer waiting time targets are expected to be scrapped in a bid to speed up diagnosis. The recent announcement in the Guardian of the new plans, also known as the Faster Diagnosis Standard, propose that patients who have been urgently ...

    Published On: August 14th, 2023
  • Introducing our corporate partners: Kroll

    This year has seen the launch of an exciting partnership with Kroll, which involved a visit to The Shard to deliver one of our breast cancer awareness talks. It was great to meet the team in person and to be part of discussions ...

    Published On: August 10th, 2023
  • Introducing Louise Stephenson – Our newest Corporate Ambassador

    Louise Stephenson is our newest Prevent Breast Cancer Corporate Ambassador. A Director at Rowan, she recently set up The Empowering Women Network, which comprises of over 200 senior female leaders. The Network enables like-minded women to come together, sharing knowledge and experiences, ...

    Published On: August 9th, 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

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.