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

Targeting essential protein could lead to new breast cancer treatments

Researchers have found that a protein, frequently present in high levels in breast cancer cells, could be targeted with a new type of drug already being tested for other cancers.

31 March 2021 Breast Cancer Now

two women sit at a table and enjoy reading ActWELL information booklets on how to lose weight

New research has shown that a lifestyle programme introduced to women at a routine breast screening appointment can help lose weight and could help to reduce the risk of breast cancer.

17 March 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Johnny, a white man with silver stubble, takes a wintery walk with his partner and their dog

Johnny is doing the £1,000 challenge with the aim of raising money for people like his sister, Geraldine. This is his message for anyone else who wants to get involved. 

3 March 2021 Personal story

Close up of a microscope

Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is an early form of breast cancer. In the UK, 7,000 people are diagnosed with DCIS every year. 

27 February 2021 Breast Cancer Now