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

Shirley, an elderly lady with grey-blonde hair, cradles her infant granddaughter while her daughter sits next to her.

Shirley was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2016, but sadly passed away in 2020. Her husband, Bob, tells us about how one of her last wishes was to meet her grandchild. 

27 April 2021 Personal story

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

Oa, who is white and has short, dark blonde hair, holds up a littlelifts box beside her husband, Greg. Both of them are smiling.

Oa set up littlelifts as a way of supporting people in active cancer treatment. Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, she is still making sure people feel cared for. 

23 April 2021 Personal story

Laura and her baby

Five years ago, Laura found out she had breast cancer while pregnant with her second child. Tune in as she reflects on how her diagnosis impacted her, as well as how she has been able to move forward in the time since.

22 April 2021 Personal story

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

Julia, who is white and has blonde hair, poses happily with her husband and their children. Everyone is dressed smartly outside a church.

Julia Wilkin, a mother of two grown-up children, was diagnosed with breast cancer just as the coronavirus pandemic hit. 

22 April 2021 Personal story

Jane, who has long curly hair, smiles next to a man

Jane began fundraising after her primary breast cancer diagnosis, and has been spurred on to continue after she lost a family member to secondary breast cancer.

21 April 2021 Personal story

Carol, an older lady with cropped grey hair, sits on a couch between her two sisters. She is wearing a red and white gingham dress.

When their older sister, Susan, was diagnosed with secondary breast cancer in 2016, Carol and Lisa began fundraising. They continue their efforts now in her memory.

21 April 2021 Personal story

In 2018, Frances held an Afternoon Tea with her sister, Ange. Sadly, Ange passed away just two months later - but Frances continues to host events in her memory.

21 April 2021 Personal story