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About us

About Breast Cancer Campaign

We’re a unique community of scientists, supporters and people affected by breast cancer. We fund world-class breast cancer research projects in the UK and Ireland that provide the greatest potential to benefit patients.

In the last twenty years, the campaign to overcome breast cancer has gone from strength to strength, and more women are outliving the disease than ever before. But, it's still the most common form of cancer.

Every year 50,000 women are diagnosed, 12,000 die, and millions of us live with its long-term impact. 

And it's on the increase - there are currently thought to be around 570,000 people living with or after a breast cancer diagnosis in the UK, and this figure is estimated to rise to over 1.2 million by 2030.

We passionately believe we owe it to every woman affected by breast cancer to explore every avenue to overcome and outlive this disease – in our lifetime.

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Our mission

To accelerate progress by bringing together the brightest minds and biggest hearts to drive world-class breast cancer research, influence policy and practice, share knowledge and kick-start innovation.

Our vision

A world where breast cancer is overcome and outlived.

Where do we come from

Campaign was established in 1988 with the aim of researching the cure for breast cancer. The charity aims to be the leading specialist in breast cancer research across the UK and Ireland, making a significant impact on breast cancer for the benefit of patients.

What differentiates Campaign from other charities?

Breast Cancer Campaign only funds research into breast cancer and will support research at any centre of excellence in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. The charity has a particular interest in supporting innovative research and will fund the best breast cancer research in the UK and Ireland, providing that it is of the highest quality.

What are we doing?

As of September 2014, Breast Cancer Campaign invests nearly £14 million in 82 research projects across the UK and Ireland.

What have we done?

In its lifetime the charity has awarded over 400 grants to universities, medical schools and research institutes across the UK and Ireland, investing a total of over £60 million in breast cancer research.

Find out about some of current and completed research projects here.

Our logo

Our logo is a jigsaw piece, symbolising the missing piece of the puzzle that is the cure for breast cancer. In the same way that breast cancer is not one disease, there will not be one cure. Each research project is another piece of the puzzle that will help us to overcome and outlive breast cancer.  

We refreshed our logo in 2013. It is still a jigsaw piece, but is now more feminine and human, and emphasises the letter c in our name.

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