Against Breast Cancer funds pioneering research to improve detection, treatment and increase survival after breast cancer diagnosis. The focus of our research is preventing secondary spread, the main cause of breast cancer related deaths. Our ultimate goal is to stop secondary breast cancer from claiming lives, and our unique approach is to do this by focusing our research on prevention, detection and therapies.
Prevention - To understand how diet and lifestyle may increase or reduce the risk of secondary breast cancer developing, to provide evidence-based advice
Detection - Designing better tools for the earlier detection and diagnosis of secondary breast cancer
Therapies - How the body’s immune system can be harnessed for more effective treatments and ultimately a vaccine against breast cancer
The funds that supporters like you have raised has enabled the creation of our diet and lifestyle Biobank which contains biological samples and questionnaire data from over 3000 women with breast cancer, who were monitored over a 5 year period after diagnosis. This provides a vital resource to investigate why some people develop secondary breast cancers and some do not. Your support will help fund our current research projects such as ABC Discover, which aims to identify biomarkers that could be used for earlier detection of secondary spread, or our long-term Therapeutic Antibody programme designing new therapies to help our immune system kill cancer cells more effectively. In the future, we hope to support new research projects that will increase our understanding and treatment of secondary spread breast cancer.
Against Breast Cancer
13 Napier Court, Barton Lane
Phone: 01235 534211
Fax: 01235 535109