With your support, we're finding ways to prevent breast cancer, detect it earlier, treat it more effectively and stop it taking lives.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. 1 in 8 women will face it in their lifetime.

Thanks to supporters like you, who've made incredible research breakthroughs possible, survival rates for breast cancer have increased dramatically. More than 80% of women who develop breast cancer will now live beyond five years. 40 years ago, it was only around half.

But that doesn't mean we've got breast cancer under control yet, This year, more than 50,000 women will be told they have the disease. And every 45 minutes, a woman loses her life to it.

Your donation in action

With your support, we're finding ways to prevent breast cancer, detect it earlier, treat it more effectively and stop it taking lives.

The money you donate helps support nearly 400 researchers across the UK and Ireland, all working towards one clear goal.

£200 can buy enough of the breast cancer drug tamoxifen to conduct hundreds of experiments. By studying how breast cancer cells survive treatment with anti-cancer drugs like tamoxifen, our scientists can develop new, more effective ways to stop the disease from coming back after treatment. An example of the sort of research using such anti-cancer drugs is Professor Louise Jones' work.

£50 provides the tools needed to change the DNA of one cell line, helping our scientists identify the genetic changes that cause breast cancer to spread. This is vital if we're to stop secondary breast cancer, which kills 1,000 women every month in the UK. Dr Paul Huang and his team at the Institute of Cancer Research are using these tools in their research.

£10 creates 500 Touch Look Check mini guides, which help women spot the signs and symptoms of breast cancer. The earlier breast cancer is caught, the better the chances are of surviving it. Find out more about TLC and the signs and symptoms of breast cancer.

£5 buys 100 microscope slides which our scientists rely on to discover how breast cancer grows and develops. The more we know about the disease, the sooner we'll be able to stop it and save lives.

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If we all act now, by 2050, we believe everyone who develops the disease will live.

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