After over a decade of work, Breast Cancer Now-funded researchers have found a new potential treatment option for women living with BRCA mutated secondary breast cancer. New research has now revealed that a one year course of this treatment can help to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence, and progression to secondary breast cancer, in people with early breast cancer with a change in the BRCA gene.

7 June 2021 Breast Cancer Now

A researcher using lab equipment

New research has revealed that a one year course of a drug called a PARP inhibitor can help to reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence, and progression to secondary breast cancer, in people with early breast cancer with a change in the BRCA gene.

4 June 2021 Breast Cancer Now

two female researchers sitting at a desk in a laboratory

This week, we're taking a quick peek into the research side of things with our Research Communications Officer, Edd.

20 May 2021 Breast Cancer Now

HRH The Prince Of Wales at our Research Centre

His Royal Highness met with researchers, donors and supporters to hear about our achievements and how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted our funded research.

13 May 2021 Breast Cancer Now

A large crowd of Actwell participants

In collaboration with others, Breast Cancer Now has supported research into helping women make sustainable lifestyle changes in order to reduce breast cancer risk. 

5 May 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Close up of a microscope

Have you ever wondered how scientists discover new drugs? In this blog, we explore the journey research takes from the initial questions to new drugs.  

28 April 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Professor Deborah Fenlon, a white woman with blonde hair, wears a yellow scarf and blue jumper

New research reveals that hot flushes and night sweats experienced by women with breast cancer could be reduced through cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) delivered by breast care nurses.

26 April 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Professor Andy Sewell in his lab

It's thanks to your support that our researchers can continue to find new ways to prevent breast cancer, save lives and make sure people live well with and beyond the disease. 

22 April 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Two men look at research results on a computer screen

Forty years ago, only one in two women would live five years or more after a breast cancer diagnosis. Thanks to progress in research and care, it’s now almost nine in 10.

2 April 2021 Breast Cancer Now