People affected by breast cancer are at the heart of the Big Breast Cancer Conversation project we’ve recently launched. Its aim is to ensure we are always relevant and inspiring, and that we’re listening to the people we are here for.

We want to understand more about how people feel based on their experiences of breast cancer - whether they are living with breast cancer now, or have previously, or if they have a friend or a loved one affected by the disease.

That’s why over recent months we’ve been talking to a range of women from across the UK in their homes about their breast cancer experience. We’re currently holding focus groups to understand more about how breast cancer can affect friends and family, and the next step will be to ask a much wider group of people about their experiences, views and opinions of breast cancer. We are talking to women who currently support our work and also those who don’t.

All of this will, we hope, give us a fuller picture of the experience of having breast cancer and what our role can be in helping women when they need us – whether that’s through the research we do, the services we provide or the opportunities we have to get involved.

We believe that if we all act now, by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live. We’re talking to women now, to make sure we develop and deliver plans that will stop people dying from breast cancer.

If you have any queries or comments about our research, get in touch at