This research aims to help develop new, quicker, more accurate and cost-effective ways of discovering breast cancer.
Diagnosing breast cancer quickly and accurately is vital to ensure people have the best chance of beating the disease. The earlier breast cancer is diagnosed, the greater the chance of survival.
Breast awareness and breast screening plays an important role in early detection; nine out of ten women whose cancers are identified through breast screening will survive for at least five years after diagnosis.
Advances in research have provided clinicians with a wealth of information on how to accurately predict how an individual’s breast cancer is likely to grow and spread at the point of diagnosis.
However, despite these incredible advances, over 12,000 people still lose their lives to breast cancer in the UK every year.