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

Breast Cancer

Stitching together a ‘Google Earth’ for cancer

Our Grand Challenge scientists at the National Physical Laboratory are using their expertise in measurement to draw a new map of cancer. The team hopes it will point to...

Researchers develop comprehensive new way to predict breast cancer risk

Scientists have created the most comprehensive method yet to predict a woman’s risk of breast cancer, according to a study by Cancer Research UK.

Three breast cancer relapse tests recommended for NHS use

Three tests designed to predict if breast cancer will come back after treatment have been recommended for use on the NHS.

Women reveal reasons they reject a preventive treatment for breast cancer

Only around a fifth of women at higher risk of developing breast cancer think they need to take a drug proven to help prevent the disease.

My sister’s cancer diagnosis: ‘I just remember waiting for news all the time’

Rachel, from East Sussex, shares how her sister Thekla’s breast cancer diagnosis has affected the family so far.

Targeted drug could extend lives of some women with advanced breast cancer

Combining a targeted drug with hormone therapy could extend survival for some women with advanced breast cancer, according to new trial results.

Immunotherapy trial shows promise for some women with an aggressive breast cancer

An immunotherapy drug has shown promise for the first time in a form of aggressive breast cancer.

Computer simulation suggests risk-based breast screening could have benefits

New computer simulation study suggests only screening women deemed at a ‘high risk’ of breast cancer could help to reduce unnecessary diagnoses.

Older breast cancer patients in England less likely to survive than in four other European countries

Older women diagnosed with breast cancer in England are less likely to survive their disease than those in Belgium, Poland, Ireland and the Netherlands.

Breast cancer gene test could spare some women chemo

A test that measures gene activity can help tailor treatment for some women with early stage breast cancer, sparing them chemotherapy.

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