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

Kelly Griffin

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.”

Double blow for advanced breast cancer in the FAKTION clinical trial

CRUK Cardiff

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

Map and compass image from Flickr

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

The entrance of 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.

More about breast cancer

Find out about symptoms, risk factors and causes of breast cancer and treatment on our Cancer Help pages.

Read the latest statistics for breast cancer.


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