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In 2013, Breast Cancer Now identified a need for research that would better identify women at high risk of breast cancer, and that would lead to interventions to reduce their risk. The challenges were highlighted in the publication “Critical research gaps and translational priorities for the successful prevention and treatment of breast cancer”1. These challenges still remain to be addressed.
Breast Cancer Now’s strategy (PDF) shows how we want to help prevent breast cancer and stop deaths from breast cancer by:
- Supporting efforts to create a more refined risk-adapted screening programme, in addition to screening based on gender and age
- Developing research and interventions that reduce the risk of breast cancer
- Supporting women who attend breast screening to take action to reduce their risk of breast cancer
Our research is contributing to developing and improving the risk assessment and interventions for women in different breast cancer risk categories. We want to extend this by funding more research into interventions to reduce the risk of breast cancer in those identified at higher risk.
In the longer term we want to support more research to integrate appropriate prevention interventions within different categories, and to make clinicians and the public more aware of the benefits and potential side effects of different interventions.