Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2014

It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2014

Today, Wednesday 1 October, marks the start of Breast Cancer Awareness Month - an annual worldwide campaign involving thousands of organisations, to highlight the importance of breast awareness, education and research. Find out more.

Over 700,000 women in the UK are living with 'hidden' breast cancer risk

'Risk Determination and Prevention of Breast Cancer', [1] published today in the journal Breast Cancer Research, identifies the critical gaps that must be addressed if we are to reverse the increase in breast cancer expected over the nex

Campaign comments on BMJ study linking skirt size increase to greater breast cancer risk

A large observational study published in the online journal, BMJ Open, has found that going up a skirt size over a period of 10 years between your mid 20s and mid 50s is linked to a 33% greater risk of developing breast cancer after the menopause.

Comment on National Cancer Patient Experience Survey

The National Cancer Patient Experience Survey is an annual survey which asks cancer patients specific question about their experience in hospital Trusts in England.

Celebrities wear it pink for Breast Cancer Campaign

Celebrities wear it pink to look good and do good this October

Celebrities wear it pink for Breast Cancer Campaign

Some of Britain’s best loved celebrities, including Alex Jones, Rebecca Adlington, Lauren Pope, Kirstie Allsopp and Eliza Doolittle are supporting wear it pink, which takes place during Breast Cancer Awareness Month on Friday 24 October.

Comment on 'Angelina Jolie Effect' Study

Comment on 'Angelina Jolie Effect' Study

Comment on 'Angelina Jolie Effect' Study

The Breast Cancer Research journal has published a report on the 'Angelina Jolie Effect', which suggested that genetic test referrals in the UK more than doubled after it was announced that actress Angelina Jolie tested positive for the

Comment on study in Netherlands 'Effect of implementation of the mass breast cancer screening programme in older women'

The British Medical Journal yesterday published a study from the Netherlands that showed that including women over 70 in a national breast cancer screening programme did not prompt the expected sharp fall in new cases of advanced disease in this age group.

Dr Valentine Macauley and team at University of Oxford

Campaign funded researchers take first step to unlocking exciting new treatment for breast and prostate cancer

Dr Valentine Macauley and team at University of Oxford

IGF-1R is a protein that helps breast and prostate cancer cells to survive, multiply, and move throughout the body, ultimately helping the development of secondary cancers, which are treatable but not curable.

Charity alliance launches fund to make publicly-funded research open access

An alliance of leading UK medical research charities is launching a new fund to help make publicly-funded research freely available as soon as it is published, it has been announced today (Wednesday).

Comment on missed NHS target for breast cancer two-week wait

The national statistics on waiting times for suspected and diagnosed cancer patients accessing NHS services were today (29 August 2014) released by NHS England for the first quarter of 2014-15. In response to these figures, Breast Cancer Campaign has issued the following comment:

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