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:

Update about Student Adventures

We are sorry to announce that Student Adventures, the company that organises student fundraising trips for Breast Cancer Campaign and other charities, has gone into administration. We received this information last night and have been working hard with other charities since to get clarity on the situation.

Comment on Jeremy Hunt’s announcement to extend the Cancer Drugs Fund

Today, Health Secretary Jeremy Hunt announced that thousands more cancer patients in England will be offered vital treatments in a £160m boost to the Cancer Drugs Fund

Mia Rosenblatt, Head of Policy and Campaigns at Breast Cancer Campaign said:

Comment on decision by NICE not to recommend Kadcyla

Breast Cancer Campaign comments on the decision by the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) not to recommend Kadcyla as a treatment for women with HER2+

Comment on new research into the gene PALB2 and breast cancer risk

Breast Cancer Campaign comments on research released today in the New England Journal of Medicine about the connection between mutations in the

Comment on link between oral contraceptives and developing breast cancer

News out today (1 August 2014) confirms our knowledge of the connection between oral contraceptives and developing breast cancer.

Comment on 100000 Genomes Project funding

Prime Minister David Cameron today announced £300m in funding for the 100,000 Genomics Project.

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