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Breast Cancer Campaign

Who is Breast Cancer Campaign?

Breast Cancer Campaign is the only charity that specialises in funding independent breast cancer research throughout the UK. The charity was established in 1988 with the aim of researching the cure for breast cancer by funding research which looks at improving diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer, better understanding of how it develops and ultimately either curing the disease or preventing it. It is the only UK charity that specialises exclusively in breast cancer research. Breast Cancer Campaign supports 58 research projects, worth over £6.8million, in 39 locations across the UK.

Breast cancer is a disease that will affect one in nine women in their lifetime. Each year over 40,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer and over 12,800 die.

The aim of Breast Cancer Campaign is to research the cure. They aim to do this by funding research, which looks at:
• Improving diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer.
• Improving understanding of how it develops.
• Ultimately either curing the disease or preventing it.

Breast Cancer Campaign will fund this research at any centre of excellence anywhere within the United Kingdom providing it meets their quality criteria and is favourably peer reviewed. They have a particular interest in research which progresses promising laboratory results into the clinic and develops the research of talented young investigators.

Over the past 11 years Breast Cancer Campaign has awarded 127 grants with a total value of over nearly £12.4 million to universities, medical schools/teaching hospitals and research institutes across the UK, each addressing a different aspect of research into breast cancer or best practice in treatment.

Breast Cancer Campaign’s Scientific Advisory Board is chaired by Professor Alastair Thompson who is Professor of Surgical Oncology at the University of Dundee. The members of the Board reflect a wide range of disciplines and are all actively working in breast cancer research.

What have we done to help?

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