We’re determined to end breast cancer – once and for all
Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the UK. One in eight women will face it, and nearly 700,000 people living in the UK today have experienced a diagnosis.
Research has made huge progress over the last 25 years, but breast cancer is a growing problem. More women than ever are getting the disease, and we predict that 185,000 lives will be lost to breast cancer by 2030.
If we’re going to stop this, we must act now.
Our aim is that by 2050, no one will die from breast cancer. We’ll do this by finding ways to prevent the disease, improving early diagnosis and developing new treatments for all types of breast cancer. We will be launching with a new name and look in summer 2015.
Bringing together everyone affected by breast cancer, and all those who dedicate themselves to stopping the disease, we are here to make progress happen – until the day we end breast cancer, once and for all.
Breast Cancer 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.
We announced our intention to merge with another leading breast cancer research charity, Breakthrough Breast Cancer, in November 2014 and we officially became a new charity on 1 April 2015.
What differentiates us 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 have we done?
In its lifetime, Breast Cancer Campaign 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.
As of September 2014, we invest nearly £14 million in 82 research projects across the UK and Ireland.
Breast Cancer Campaign's 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 the logo in 2013 to become a more feminine and human symbol, as well as emphasising the letter c in our name.
Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer will be launching as a new charity, with a new look in spring/summer 2015.