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Breast Cancer

Precision drug combo boosts survival in younger women with advanced breast cancer

Combining a targeted drug with hormone therapy extended the lives of pre-menopausal women with advanced breast cancer in a clinical trial.

Breast cancer survivor reclaims her body with striking tattoo following a double mastectomy

Breast cancer survivor Wendy Dresner, 54, from Leeds, has had a tattoo inked across her mastectomy scars by David Beckham’s ‘angel’ tattooist, Louis Molloy.

Skin and breast cancer drugs approved for NHS use in Scotland

An immunotherapy for some patients with advanced skin cancer and a targeted drug for some women with breast cancer have been approved for NHS Scotland.

Transgender women have increased risk of breast cancer compared to cisgender men

Transgender women undergoing hormone treatment have an increased risk of breast cancer compared to cisgender men, new research suggests.

Breast cancer relapse test can predict treatment benefits, study suggests

Using a test that measures gene activity could help to tailor treatment for some women with early stage breast cancer, new research suggests.

Breast cancer drug combo gets initial ‘no’ for NHS in England

Patients in England with a certain type of advanced breast cancer will not have access to a new drug comb, after it was given an initial no for NHS use.

Advanced breast cancer drug combo approved for NHS in England

A new drug combo has been made available to some patients with advanced breast cancer on the NHS in England.

Breast cancer death rates continue to fall in UK

Breast cancer death rates will fall in the UK and across nearly all EU countries in 2019, a new study predicts.

Rewriting the breast cancer rulebook 

Our scientists are rewriting the breast cancer rulebook. By looking at faults in tumour DNA, they've found that breast cancer is not 1 but 10 different diseases each with...

Molecular patterns could better predict breast cancer recurrence

New research suggests the genetic and molecular make-up of individual breast tumours holds clues to how a woman’s disease could progress.

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