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Breast Cancer

Alcohol and breast cancer – how big is the risk?

A new report on breast cancer risk has made the headlines - but what does the evidence say?

Preventing unnecessary breast cancer treatment

This entry is part 15 of 15 in the series Grand ChallengeEvery year, around 6,300 women in the UK are told they have a condition called ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS). In...

Taking a potential new breast cancer treatment from the lab to the clinic

Our research has led to new clinical trials testing a combination of hormone therapies in women with early, double-positive breast cancer.

This could be the future of how doctors view cancer

Step inside a virtual world where our Grand Challenge scientists are hoping to redefine the way we look at cancer.

Breast cancer drug approved for use in Scotland, though concerns remain about patients getting the drug across the UK

Scotland is first part of the UK to make a drug routinely available on the NHS that can extend the lives of women with an aggressive form of breast cancer.

Long term benefits of immunotherapy emerging for some patients, though key questions remain

A number of cancer clinical trials involving immunotherapy treatments appear to be showing promise, according to new research.

3 reasons why today’s headlines on breast cancer and air pollution are misleading

Despite today's headlines, there's no good evidence linking air pollution with breast cancer.

Radiotherapy risks are much higher for smokers

Smokers treated for breast cancer have much higher risks than non-smokers of developing lung cancer or heart attack as a result of radiotherapy

Drug fused to antibody shrinks triple negative breast tumours

A drug that uses an antibody to target cancer cells shrank tumours in women with triple negative breast cancer that has spread, according to a clinical trial.

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