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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.

Girls Aloud members to join forces to raise money in Sarah Harding’s honour

The member of Girls Aloud are joining forces with us for a special ‘Race for Life for Sarah’, raising money for vital breast cancer research in honour of their much-loved bandmate.  

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The path to least resistance: How our researchers are outsmarting cancer’s survival skills

Our scientists across the country are working hard to tackle drug resistance – one of cancer’s cruellest curveballs.

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Triple negative breast cancer drug given initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

Sacituzumab govitecan (Trodelvy) is not being recommended by NICE for use in England as a treatment for some people with triple-negative breast cancer.

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Is there a right way to check your body for cancer? 

There’s no ‘right’ way to check certain parts of your body for cancer, but here’s what you need to keep in mind when self-checking.

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Reduction in women screened for breast cancer between 2020 and 2021, NHS report finds

A new report by NHS Digital reveals how breast screening services were impacted during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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No link between breast pain alone and cancer diagnosis, study finds

Research finds women with breast pain alone were no more to receive a diagnosis of breast cancer than women with no symptoms.

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Aromatase inhibitors cut breast cancer recurrence in younger patients

A study by Oxford University has found that aromatase inhibitors are better than tamoxifen at reducing the risk of breast cancer recurrence in both younger and older women.

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New breast and lung cancer treatments approved in Scotland

3 new cancer treatments have now been approved by the Scottish Medicines Consortium (SMC) for use on the NHS in Scotland, including 2 breast cancer treatments and 1 for lung cancer.

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Breast cancer surgery: ‘I’m proud of the tattoos inked across my chest’

We spoke to three people about their experience of breast surgery and some of the difficult decisions they made along the way.

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Precision drug slows progression of advanced breast cancer

Patients taking the drug trastuzumab deruxecan were 72% less likely to see their cancer grow significantly or to die than those on an existing breast cancer treatment.

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