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  • Autumn Update 2022

    Thank you so much As like many charities, the last few years have been somewhat tumultuous, but we’re happy to say it’s not all been doom and gloom, and we couldn’t have got through it without you, our loyal supporters. We’re extremely ...

    Published On: September 27th, 2022
  • Mum and Son duos take to the Sky

    In a Prevent Breast Cancer first, we have two amazing mum and son duos taking on incredible skydiving challenges within one month of each other! Our very own community fundraiser, Judi Hibbert and son Jamie took to the skies this August alongside ...

    Published On: September 6th, 2022
  • Jos McLaren – I would love for others to have a future not overshadowed by cancer

    Here at Prevent Breast Cancer, we’re always looking for supporters to share their inspirational stories. Jos McLaren, from Leeds, tells us about how she has used her breast cancer diagnosis as a positive tool towards her passion for music and singing. Jos, could ...

    Published On: August 25th, 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
  • Lisa Saveall: ‘There wasn’t anyone who didn’t love Kaz’

    In June 2022, Lisa Saveall and a group of friends took on the tough challenge of Pretty Mudder 5k in memory of their dear friend, Kaz. In this blog Lisa discusses their motivation for taking on the challenge, and why they decided ...

    Published On: July 19th, 2022
  • 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: July 6th, 2022
  • 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
  • Siobhan Harrison: I thought it was just a pimple.

    Here at Prevent Breast Cancer, we’re always looking for supporters to share their inspirational stories. Siobhan was only 23 when she discovered what she thought was a pimple but was in fact stage 2 triple negative breast cancer. In this blog, Siobhan ...

    Published On: June 21st, 2022
  • Arun Srivastava: “We don’t look back only forward”

    On the 29th May 2022, Arun Srivastava took on RideLondon-Essex to raise vital funds for Prevent Breast Cancer. The 100-mile cycle is an iconic, but also extremely challenging ride. Arun was inspired to take on the feat following his wife's breast cancer ...

    Published On: June 15th, 2022
  • Tabby Duff: I’ve made it through – and I’m so proud of me.

    Tabby Duff was only 26 when she was dealt the devastating blow of being diagnosed with breast cancer. Here she tells her breast cancer story in her own words. Could you share with us a summary of your experience with breast cancer? ...

    Published On: May 24th, 2022
  • 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: April 29th, 2022
  • Gemma Moran – BRCA1 and my breast cancer prevention journey

    Gemma Moran and her sister, Laura Quigley, have been fabulous supporters of Prevent Breast Cancer for a number of years. Here, Gemma tells us about her breast cancer prevention journey, and why our charity is so important to her and her family. ...

    Published On: April 26th, 2022
  • Tatton Park Pop Up Festival Announces Prevent Breast Cancer As Charity Partner

    The Outdoor Festival Event Of The Year Returns We’re thrilled to be chosen as charity partner for Tatton Park Pop Up Festival for the second year running. Whether you’re looking for a day out for the whole family, or want to mark ...

    Published On: April 19th, 2022
  • Tamsin Nelder: ‘A breast cancer free future would save so many lives’

    Tamsin Nelder recently completed an incredible 10-mile walk to the iconic Blackpool Tower and back, whilst surrounded by her wonderful friends and family. Tamsin was motivated to take on this challenge and raise money for our vital research, after being diagnosed with ...

    Published On: March 24th, 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
  • Leony McPherson: “I do this as part of healing from the loss of my sisters”

    After losing two of her sisters to breast cancer, Leony McPherson is determined to do what she can to fight the disease. To do so, Leony has taken on the incredible challenge of walking 750 miles before the end of the year ...

    Published On: March 2nd, 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
  • Sheelagh: “A breast cancer free future would protect my 2 daughters”

    In 2021, one of our wonderful ambassadors, Sheelagh Davidson, decided to take on the incredible feat of walking and running 1083.3 miles to complete the virtual Land's End to John O' Groats Challenge. After being diagnosed with breast cancer in 2018, Sheelagh ...

    Published On: February 22nd, 2022
  • Robert Philpott: 970 Miles, 9 Days

    This coming September, Robert Philpott is taking on the enormous challenge of cycling from Land’s End to John O’ Groats. This will see him cycle 970 miles in 9 days, starting in Cornwall and travelling all the way to the top of ...

    Published On: January 20th, 2022
  • Rebecca Battersby: “As a mother of two small children, I want to be around to see them grow up”

    Rebecca Battersby was inspired to run 100k in October for Prevent Breast Cancer following her own history with cancer. Rebecca was treated for Hodgkin's Lymphoma at the age of 22 which included radiotherapy to the chest, resulting in a higher than average risk of developing breast cancer. ...

    Published On: December 16th, 2021
  • Michelle: “Getting outdoors in the mountains makes me appreciate life”

    Michelle Graham was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2016. This year, she set herself the incredible goal of hiking all 214 of the Wainwrights, a collection of peaks in the Lake District National Park, in aid of Prevent Breast Cancer. Michelle has always loved hiking and so decided ...

    Published On: November 18th, 2021
  • Audrey Hellen: “I am going to live my life and not be dictated to by cancer.”

    Audrey Hellen has always loved long distance open water swimming, but after being diagnosed with highly invasive breast cancer in 2019, she had to put her swimming dreams on hold. However, Audrey has just completed an incredible achievement of an 11-mile one-way ...

    Published On: November 12th, 2021
  • Emma Riley: “Never did I ever imagine I would actually be diagnosed with breast cancer.”

    Emma Riley undertook a huge challenge of running 100 miles in October for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. She recently completed this amazing achievement, whilst undergoing radiotherapy for breast cancer. In this blog, Emma discusses her motivations for taking on the challenge, and ...

    Published On: October 28th, 2021
  • Sarah Durkin: ‘A wonderful day that we will never forget.’

    Finally, after months and months of delays due to the pandemic, Sarah Durkin and 5 close friends ran 26 gruelling but rewarding miles through the streets of Manchester. Raising almost £6000 between them, we couldn’t be more proud to have them on ...

    Published On: October 22nd, 2021
  • 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
  • Ian Bold: 10km every day

    What started out as Ian’s personal new year’s resolution to keep fit, rapidly turned into a more serious athletic challenge and an opportunity to raise vital funds for Prevent Breast Cancer and Speed of Sight, two very worthy charities. In this blog, ...

    Published On: July 15th, 2021
  • Charlotte Rutter: Desert trek continues Vicki Thomas’ legacy

    Charlotte Rutter, inspired by the incredible work of her close friend Vicki Thomas, will be trekking to Petra, Jordan to raise vital funds for Prevent Breast Cancer. Here are Charlotte's motivations, fears and hopes for the challenge ahead. CHARLOTTE'S STORY Breast cancer ...

    Published On: July 2nd, 2021
  • Caroline Barrett: ‘I won’t let cancer stand in my way after diagnosis at 36’

    Every year, Paul Barrett organises ‘Round the Resers’, a 5-mile running trail around Glossop’s Valehouse Resevoir. This year is particularly significant because Paul’s wife, Caroline Barrett, was recently diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 36. The pair, alongside colleagues, family ...

    Published On: July 1st, 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.