2 in 5 women in the UK do not check their breasts regularly for the signs and symptoms of breast cancer
New research from leading research and support charity, Breast Cancer Now, has revealed that two in five - 41% of - women in the UK do not check their breasts regularly1 for possible signs and symptoms of breast cancer.
30 Sept 2021
Existing cancer drugs to be trialled as a new treatment for incurable secondary breast cancer
A new clinical trial will test if two existing cancer drugs can be combined to work as a new treatment for women with incurable secondary breast cancer.
24 Sept 2021
Targeting a specific immune cell could protect against antibiotic-induced breast cancer progression
In a new study funded by Breast Cancer Now, researchers from the Quadram Institute and the University of East Anglia found that treating mice with broad-spectrum antibiotics increased the rate at which breast cancer tumours grew in them.
15 Sept 2021
Triple negative incurable breast cancer patients denied extra time with loved ones as drug company fails to reach agreement to secure immediate access to new treatment
Gilead failed to reach an agreement with NHS England to provide Trodelvy1 free-of-charge to patients, which brings little comfort to women with triple negative incurable secondary breast cancer.
10 Sept 2021
New Trustees Helping To Turn Tide Against Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Now is delighted to announce three new appointments to its Board of Trustees who will support delivery of the charity’s recently launched strategy.
23 Aug 2021
Aspirin to be trialled as part of new treatment for aggressive form of breast cancer
An innovative new study is trialling whether giving aspirin, commonly used as pain relief, alongside immunotherapy drug avelumab could improve its effectiveness for people affected by breast cancer.
18 Aug 2021
Celebrities back charity petition to guarantee triple negative secondary breast cancer patients access to promising new treatment
Celebrities including Jonathan Ross are backing Breast Cancer Now's latest petition to help the lives of eligible patients with triple negative incurable secondary breast cancer.
30 Jul 2021
Breast Cancer Now launches petition to ensure triple negative secondary breast cancer patients can access promising new treatment
Breast Cancer Now launches petition calling on a pharmaceutical company to ensure that triple negative secondary breast cancer patients can access a new treatment.
18 Jul 2021
Targeting essential protein could lead to new breast cancer treatments
A protein frequently found in high levels in breast cancer cells helps tumours to survive and grow, and could be targeted with a new type of drug that is already being tested for other cancers, new research reveals.
08 Jun 2021
Breast Cancer Now achieves landmark moment as NHS England announces National Metastatic Breast Cancer Audit
Charity Breast Cancer Now and its campaigners are extremely proud that today, the first ever National Metastatic Breast Cancer Audit, funded by NHS England, has been announced. It represents an important milestone achieved by the charity, after more than a decade of tireless campaigning for improved data collection.
20 May 2021
HRH The Prince of Wales visits Breast Cancer Now Research Centre, to hear about achievements and how COVID-19 has impacted charity-funded research
HRH The Prince of Wales visited the Breast Cancer Now Toby Robins Research Centre, at The Institute of Cancer Research, London, on Thursday 13 May 2021. His visit came 21 years after he officially opened it (in 1999) as the UK’s first dedicated breast cancer research centre.
14 May 2021
‘Wear Something Important’ for Fashion Targets Breast Cancer and raise vital funds for Breast Cancer Now
Four inspirational women will share their personal experiences of breast cancer and how it has impacted their identity as they model the collection which, consisting of three T-shirts and a pair of jeans, is available exclusively online and in-store from 6 May, with 30% of the purchase price for each item being donated to charity Breast Cancer Now.
06 May 2021