Dr Irshad

Dr Sheeba Irshad, clinical deputy head of the Breast Cancer Now Research Unit at Kings College London, answers some common questions about the current COVID-19 vaccines and breast cancer.

11 March 2021 Breast Cancer Now

Cancer stem cells (CSC) are a strange beast.  They’re familiar to what we know about stem cells, yet vastly alien in their behaviour and contribution to cancer.  For all intents and purposes they are just like normal stem cells, a feature that gifts them with biological characteristics detrimental to our fight against the disease.

2 December 2014

This morning Breast Cancer Care was at Downing Street to deliver a petition of 12,013 signatures. It calls for the UK and devolved governments to make secondary breast cancer a priority.

1 December 2014 Breast Cancer Now

This Tuesday saw a debate in the Westminster Parliament on secondary breast cancer, the first time it has been debated for a number of years.

27 November 2014 Breast Cancer Now

You may have seen in the papers today that a new study in the Lancet has published estimates on the global burden of cancer attributable to high BMI, or

26 November 2014

Breast cancer and hair loss

Hair loss is just one of the side effects of treatment for breast cancer, but for many women it can be among the most distressing.

26 November 2014 Breast Cancer Now

More than 45,000 people turned out to the Breast Cancer Care international match at Wembley Stadium yesterday to watch England Women play Germany.

24 November 2014 Breast Cancer Now

Most younger women with breast cancer are not being referred to a fertility clinic before their treatment begins even though some breast cancer treatments can cause infertility.

24 November 2014 Breast Cancer Now

Alexandra Burke

Alexandra Burke will perform at a football match iin aid of Breast Cancer Care.

21 November 2014 Breast Cancer Now

Woman sleeping

Most of us can hope to adapt to seasonal change pretty quickly. But for someone with cancer-related fatigue it's a more difficult prospect.

20 November 2014 Breast Cancer Now