Professor Stephen West of the Francis Crick Institute has been awarded the Cancer Research UK lifetime achievement award for his pioneering work in DNA repair.
Almost half a million healthy women at high risk of breast cancer can now be offered drugs that can cut their chances of developing the disease.
Leading breast cancer experts are calling for women under 50 diagnosed with triple-negative breast cancer to be offered testing for faults in the BRCA1 gene.
Cancer Research UK scientists have identified a DNA region which can increase or decrease the high breast cancer risk associated with the BRCA1 gene.
How prostate cancer develops in men who have an altered ‘breast cancer gene’ is the same route by which breast cancer develops in women with the same mutation