Breast tumours can sometimes become resistant to treatment. Dr Yinyin Yuan will find out how the non-cancer cells that surround tumours help them develop resistance to avoid this. 


Professor Robert Clarke is studying how a molecule called IL 1β helps breast cancer spread to the bones.


Professor Robert Clarke hopes to understand how ‘sleeping’ cancer stem cells awaken and find ways to stop this happening.


Professor Gartland is investigating whether certain molecules can be targeted with drugs to stop breast cancer spreading.

Dr Glynn is developing a test that accurately predicts whether cancer will spread and how well a patient will respond to treatment.

Dr Brackenbury wants to see whether the electrical differences in breast cancer cells helps them to spread.