About breast cancer
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK.
Breast cancer is the name given to cancers that have first developed in breast tissue. There are many different types.
Thanks to research, more people are surviving breast cancer than ever before. More than 80% of women with breast cancer are still alive five years after diagnosis but around 50,000 women are still diagnosed with breast cancer each year.
Every year around 11,500 women and 80 men die from breast cancer – that’s nearly 1,000 deaths each month.
About our research
We fund ground-breaking research projects at more than 30 institutions across the UK and Ireland, focused on four key areas – risk and prevention, early detection and diagnosis, treatment and secondary breast cancer.