If we are to meet our ambition that by 2050, everyone who develops breast cancer will live and is supported to live well, then we need to make sure we fund the most impactful research.
Our research is focused on four key areas: risk and prevention, early detection and diagnosis, treatment, and secondary breast cancer. We believe this approach to research will allow us to achieve our ambition and stop breast cancer taking lives.
Find out more about each area of research and the work we are doing.
How has coronavirus affected our research?
The coronavirus pandemic has put a lot of our lab-based research on hold. But we don’t want to lose momentum or to let progress stall. We need your support, now more than ever, so that our researchers can make up for lost time.
‘We’re very proud that our researchers are doing everything they can to help overcome this crisis and to ensure that breast cancer research in the labs can continue as soon as possible.’ Dr Simon Vincent, Director of Research.
About our research
Find out how we are setting our sights on preventing breast cancer altogether.
The earlier breast cancer is diagnosed and treated, the greater the chances of survival.
Our research aims to improve treatment options and ensure all patients can access the right treatment for them.
Our research projects
Right now, we’re funding around 80 research projects worth just over £26 million and supporting almost 340 of the world’s brightest researchers.
Read about one of the largest studies into understanding the causes of breast cancer.
Find out about the Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank.