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Latest news, press releases and blog posts from Cancer Research UK.

Breast Cancer

Overdiagnosis: when finding cancer can do more harm than good

With new cancer detection technology on the horizon, ranging from blood tests to wristbands, understanding overdiagnosis is a huge challenge.

Breast cancer relapse tests vary in accuracy

Branded tests designed to predict if breast cancer will come back vary in accuracy, according to a new study.

Manipulating a mouse’s diet can stop breast cancer spreading

Our researchers have discovered a way to halt breast cancer spread in mice, by blocking a molecule called asparagine. But what does this mean for patients?

Scientists halt breast cancer spread

Scientists have discovered that an amino acid called asparagine is essential for breast cancer spread.

Breast cancer death rate down 10% in just five years

Breast cancer mortality rates have fallen by 10% in five years, according to the latest analysis released by Cancer Research UK ahead of World Cancer Day.

Breast cancer drug approved for NHS in England

A drug for certain types of breast cancer has been approved for the NHS in England.

Genetic link between breast condition and invasive breast cancer uncovered

The genetics behind how a breast condition becomes invasive breast cancer may be explained by a new study.

Breast cancer survival not affected by faulty BRCA genes

Our scientists have found that faults in BRCA genes don’t affect survival in young women with breast cancer, which could help inform treatment decisions.

Viruses may boost immunotherapy in brain and breast cancer

Infecting tumours with viruses may boost the success of immunotherapy for brain and breast cancers, according to two new studies.

Breast cancer less likely to come back with more intensive chemo

Giving chemotherapy in higher average doses reduces the risk of early stage breast cancer coming back, according to new unpublished results.

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