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  • Breakthrough blood test able to ‘predict’ breast cancer recurrence

    A new blood test, called a liquid biopsy, has been revealed as a breakthrough in preventing breast cancer recurrence. Presented at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, the test can predict if breast cancer will return years before the disease ...

    Published On: June 7th, 2024
  • Cath Ray – “Having breast cancer has made me stop and think about what is truly important.”

    In December 2023, Cath Ray received the news that she had breast cancer. She’s currently undergoing treatment at The Christie in Macclesfield, but she hasn’t let that stop her; Cath and her husband Ian are taking on a huge challenge in 2024 ...

    Published On: May 31st, 2024
  • Tia Howorth – My breast cancer journey

    Here at Prevent Breast Cancer, we’re always looking for supporters to share their inspirational stories. Tia Haworth has been a long-term supporter of Prevent Breast Cancer for a number of years, raising nearly £7,000 in the process, from selling crafts that she ...

    Published On: May 30th, 2024
  • Julia Bradbury: Breast Cancer and Me – SNP Tests explained by Lester Barr MBE

    Julia Bradbury's ITV Documentary mentions a SNP test. But what does that mean? In her emotional and very personal documentary about surgery for breast cancer, Julia Bradbury describes having a new test called a SNP test. Below you can find out more ...

    Published On: May 30th, 2024
  • Kellie Armer: ‘I just feel relief that I can now look forward to a happy and longer life’

    Kellie Armer carries a mutated BRCA1 gene, which means she has between a 45 and 90% risk of developing breast cancer in her lifetime. In April, she ran The 2024 London Marathon for Prevent Breast Cancer, raising over £20,000 for the charity. ...

    Published On: May 21st, 2024
  • Scientific breakthrough paves the way for new preventative breast cancer drugs

    Breast cancer researchers have discovered a way of keeping human breast tissue viable outside of the body for at least seven days, offering a powerful opportunity to study cell changes in response to different drugs and aiding opportunities for new drug development. ...

    Published On: May 20th, 2024
  • Spotlight on Dr. Hannah Harrison : Paving the Way in Breast Cancer Prevention Research

    Dr Hannah Harrison is a research fellow at the University of Manchester and a member of The Manchester Breast Centre, with over 20 years’ experience in cancer research. She focuses on developing better ways to study breast cancer. Her current work, fully funded by ...

    Published On: May 10th, 2024
  • Is breast pain a sign of cancer?

    Former Girls Aloud singer, Sarah Harding, shared details of her breast cancer diagnosis aged 39 with The Times. Sarah disclosed that she had a painful lump before seeing a GP, which later revealed she had breast cancer. Devastatingly, Sarah lost her life ...

    Published On: April 25th, 2024
  • Julie Grabham – ‘I realised something positive could come out of my diagnosis’

    Julie Grabham was diagnosed with breast cancer following a routine breast screening appointment. Since her diagnosis, she has launched a campaign to encourage the government to make changes to legislation to allow employees paid time off for their breast screening appointments. We ...

    Published On: April 16th, 2024
  • Jemima Olding – “I feel good knowing as now I can take the necessary precautions”

    32 year old Jemima Olding carries a PALB2 gene alteration, which means she has an increased risk of developing breast cancer. To help raise awareness and spend more quality time with her family, Jemima took on the March 31 walking challenge for ...

    Published On: April 12th, 2024
  • Loretta Mooney : Changing The Future Of Breast Cancer

    Loretta Mooney has joined Prevent Breast Cancer's 100 Club to raise the final funds urgently required to build the National Breast Imaging Academy, which will provide more screenings, more staff and more research. Over the next year, Loretta, a Financial Planner, has ...

    Published On: April 10th, 2024
  • Sue Cleaver – Prevent Breast Cancer’s New Patron

    You wanted to know what a breast cancer free future means to me, but it’s what it means to the world. Think of all the women, the mothers, the daughters, the sisters, the aunts and the cousins worldwide impacted by this horrible, ...

    Published On: March 28th, 2024
  • Using AI for Breast Screening

    A new Artificial Intelligence (AI) breast screening solution, called Mia, has recently been piloted at NHS Grampian to identify tiny signs of breast cancer, that would be otherwise hard to spot with the human eye. The tool, funded by a UK government ...

    Published On: March 21st, 2024
  • Colin Taverner : Wouldn’t it be lovely to live in a world without cancer

    Colin Taverner is taking on this year’s Tour de Manc and cycling 100 miles for Prevent Breast Cancer. In our latest blog, he tells us about his wife’s devastating diagnosis and his hope for a breast cancer free future. On 29th December ...

    Published On: March 19th, 2024
  • Prevent Breast Cancer Chairman Appointed High Sheriff of Greater Manchester

    The Chair of Prevent Breast Cancer, Eamonn O’Neal, has been chosen by King Charles as the next High Sheriff of Greater Manchester. The appointment of Eamonn was formally announced by Buckingham Palace earlier on this week and he will take up his ...

    Published On: March 14th, 2024
  • Sue Murby: Breast Cancer, Dragon Boating and Me

    Sue Murby was diagnosed with breast cancer aged 48, two years younger than the age mammograms are normally offered. In our latest blog, she tells us how she turned her breast cancer diagnosis into a positive thing, including joining a breast cancer ...

    Published On: March 6th, 2024
  • One Lump or Two? – Your New Favourite Podcast

    One Lump or Two? - a brand new podcast that’s not afraid to laugh (and cry) in the face of breast cancer. Featuring two women and three boobs, ‘baldly’ tackling life's darkest moments. Kate Hargreaves and Shelley Syme were total strangers but ...

    Published On: March 1st, 2024
  • Janet Royle – I wouldn’t have had the last thirty years

    If you’ve visited The Nightingale Centre over the past 10 years, or took part in one of our events, the likelihood is that you’ve spoken to Janet Royle. One of our much-loved and glamourous volunteers, who at the same time is very ...

    Published On: February 28th, 2024
  • 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

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.