Cara McCormick, now in remission, signed up for a breast cancer clinical trial called Aphinity in 2012 to take a different combination of drugs which “wouldn’t have been available 20 years ago”.
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 the disease for 20 years or more. Our work underpins today’s treatments and has helped save many thousands of lives.
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Research helped Cara beat breast cancer
Preventing breast cancer
Our researchers discovered that drugs usually used to treat breast cancer can help to prevent the disease in women at high risk.
Mapping breast cancer's DNA
Professor Carlos Caldas are 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.