Kelly from Oldham was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2011. She took part in a clinical trial and now faces more chemotherapy to control her disease. “I am alive today thanks to cancer research.”
Our research on breast cancer
Breast cancer is the most common type of cancer in the UK but, thanks to research, more than two thirds of women now survive their disease for 20 years or more. Our work underpins today’s treatments and has helped save many thousands of lives.
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Kelly is fighting cancer thanks to research
Double blow for advanced breast cancer in the FAKTION clinical trial
Hormone sensitive breast cancers grow in response to oestrogen and progesterone. We’re investigating a combination of two anticancer drugs to target advanced breast cancer in post-menopausal women.
Mapping breast cancer's DNA
Professor Carlos Caldas and his team working on a genetic map of breast cancer, to help doctors diagnose and treat the disease.
Our strategy to beat cancer sooner
Our vision is to bring forward the day when all cancers are cured.Our new strategy will give us the foundations we need to tackle the challenges ahead.
The Francis Crick Institute
We are building a brand new research facility at the heart of London that will help us to beat cancer sooner.