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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK, with around 55,200 people diagnosed each year. It starts in the breast tissue, most commonly in cells lining the milk ducts. Breast cancer predominantly affects women, but men can get it too.

Speaking a thousand words – how a cancer image collection is set to improve AI diagnosis

Find out how the OPTIMAM project’s mammogram collection is heralding a new dawn of machine learning based cancer detection

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New drug combo for advanced breast cancer approved for NHS in England

People with a certain type of advanced breast cancer will now have routine access to a new treatment option in England.

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Fears breast cancer progress could stall due to COVID-19 backlog

Around 10,600 fewer breast cancer patients have started treatment in the last year in England, as experts fear hard-won progress could slow.

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ASCO 2021 news: follow-up treatments pave the way

One of the biggest meetings of the world’s cancer specialists took place this weekend. Here’s a flavour of the some of the top research presented.

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‘Will cancer make me infertile?’ – That Cancer Conversation

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series That Cancer Conversation

For the first episode of our new podcast, we explore cancer and infertility.

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Predicting future breast cancer with precision

This entry is part 26 of 26 in the series Cancer Grand Challenges

An international team of Cancer Grand Challenges scientists are conducting one biggest studies of its kind to try to predict who will develop invasive breast cancer.

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Changes detected in BRCA1 breast cells before they turn cancerous

Scientists have mapped out some of the earliest changes that occur in seemingly healthy breast tissue long before any tumours appear.

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Paying it forward: When Maria met Sheeba

On International Women’s Day, we share the inspiring story of one of our clinician scientists and the philanthropist who supports her work.

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Discovering the BRCA2 gene – 25 years on

25 years ago, a team of our scientists were celebrating. Their risky strategy had paid off.

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Four new cancer drugs approved on NHS in Scotland

The Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) has approved 4 new cancer drugs for use on the NHS in Scotland to treat some lung, breast and prostate cancers.

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