The Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank is the UK’s largest unique collection of high-quality breast tissue, breast cells and blood samples donated by breast cancer patients. Scientists can apply to use these tissue samples in their work, to help them understand more about how breast cancer behaves, grows and spreads.

Angie Berwick is part of the team that gets these tissues ready for scientists to use. She tells us what a typical day is like working in the lab at our bank in Leeds.

21 November 2017

We’re excited to bring you the latest developments from this year’s conference, where the cancer research community gathered to share their progress and debate the best ways forward to prevent, detect and treat cancer, and improve the lives of everyone affected.

Cutting off cancer’s DNA repair routes

During the conference both Prof Steve Jackson from the University of Cambridge and Breast Cancer Now researcher Prof Chris Lord expressed their view that how a cell responds to damaged DNA was “arguably the most important topic in cancer science”.

10 November 2017

We’re excited to bring you the latest developments from this year’s conference, where the cancer research community gathered to share their progress and debate the best ways forward to prevent, detect and treat cancer, and improve the lives of everyone affected.

Establishing best practice for chemotherapy before surgery

This year’s conference had a strong showing from the surgical community, and stepping in last minute to talk about surgical trials was Stuart McIntosh, Consultant Breast Surgeon at Belfast City Hospital.

8 November 2017

One of the greatest challenges that breast cancer researchers face is understanding how and why secondary tumours form and finding new ways to tackle them. Secondary tumours occur when cancer cells escape from the breast and travel to other sites in the body such as the lungs, liver, bones and brain. Although

26 October 2017

In addition to finding new ways to prevent and treat breast cancer, it’s crucial that we can identify how best to support patients and help them deal with the impact of their diagnosis and the side effects of treatment.

27 September 2017

How did you get involved in cancer research?

7 September 2017

Ansel Lim is currently in the fourth year of medical school and, under the guidance of his supervisors Dr Jabed Iqbal and Dr Joe Yeong, has been carrying out research into

1 September 2017

Dr Paul Huang leads the Protein Networks Team at the Institute of Cancer Research, London and is investigating the communication networks buzzing inside, between and around cancer cells.

14 June 2017

At Breast Cancer Now, we’re incredibly proud of all of the progress our researchers make and can frequently be found enthusiastically discussing the latest discoveries in our blogs. While we love to share the successes of our scientists, we also think it’s essential to talk about just how we decide which research to fund.

6 June 2017