Dr Mel Cooper is investigating the barriers to breast cancer screening within the UK black African community. She wants to find ways to support more black African women to go to screening.

Dr Nick Orr is working to understand how some genetic changes linked to an increased risk of breast cancer in men and women, may cause the disease. This could help us develop new ways to prevent and treat breast cancer.

Dr Sacha Howell would like to understand if breast cancers arising due to alterations in the BRCA1 gene could be prevented by using an existing drug in a new context.

We know that our genetics play a key role in determining breast cancer risk, but we need to know much more about the specific genes involved and how they affect an individual person’s risk.