Scientists develop first AI model to predict if breast cancer will spread based on lymph node changes
Artificial intelligence (AI) can predict if an aggressive type of breast cancer will spread, based on changes in a patient’s lymph nodes, Breast Cancer Now funded scientists have discovered.
26 May 2023
UK scientists discover a new way to help prevent breast cancer ‘time bomb’
Scientists have discovered why breast cancer cells that have spread to the lungs may ‘wake up’ following years of sleep - forming incurable secondary tumours.
13 Mar 2023
Breast Cancer Now expands its #NoTimeToWaste campaign as data reveals over one million women in England missed out on vital breast cancer screening last year
Today’s latest Breast Screening Performance data for 2021-22 reveals that the percentage of women taking up their invitation to breast screening in England is still worryingly below pre-COVID levels, and over one million women missed out on vital breast cancer screening last year.*
17 Feb 2023
Targeting variant of common protein may dramatically boost effectiveness of breast cancer treatment
A rare variant of a protein present in nearly all human cells may hold the key to improving the effectiveness of breast cancer treatment, according to new research funded by Breast Cancer Now.
05 Jan 2023
Glasgow scientists discover key to supercharging immunotherapy’s ability to stop breast cancer spreading to the lung
Breast cancer immunotherapy could be more effective if an immune cell that prevents it from working is targeted at the same time, according to new Breast Cancer Now and Secondary1st funded research.
07 Dec 2022
Breast Cancer Now funds Belfast research project to identify pandemic’s impact on diagnosis and treatment
Breast cancer patients will be asked to share their experiences of the pandemic with Belfast scientists as part of a new research project funded by Breast Cancer Now.
21 Oct 2022
Half of UK women say pandemic had ‘significant impact’ on their wait for and experience of breast reconstruction
Half of the women who took part in a Breast Cancer Now survey in the UK say the COVID-19 pandemic had a "significant impact" on them.
19 Oct 2022
Research seeks to call time on breast cancer by harnessing the power of the body clock
Scientists investigate whether breast cancer patients could benefit from taking medication at specific times of the day.
08 Sept 2022
Extra radiotherapy boost helps prevent early form of breast cancer returning
In the first trial of its kind, scientists followed 1,608 women with higher risk ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) from 136 participating centres in 11 countries.
23 Aug 2022
Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank celebrates 10 years of ground-breaking global research
The Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank opened in 2012 to give researchers access to high-quality breast tissue, breast cells and blood samples from breast cancer patients. By doing so, the Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank has accelerated progress towards faster diagnosis and better treatments.
12 Aug 2022
Breast Cancer Now funds search for new treatments inspired by COVID-19 vaccine innovation
Breast Cancer Now is funding research for new treatments for an aggressive form of breast cancer.
04 Aug 2022
44% of women with breast cancer say it negatively impacted their body image
44% of women said having breast cancer negatively impacted their body image and a quarter (25%) said the same for their sense of identity, according to new research1 published by Breast Cancer Now today (Wednesday 25 May).
25 May 2022