Aceing Breast Cancer – The Hologic and Women’s Tennis Association Event
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by Laura
1w ago
Hologic and the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) kindly invited Prevent Breast Cancer to attend a Tennis Clinic and Q&A with coaching legend, Judy Murray on the 29th June. We were so grateful for this once in a lifetime opportunity, having brought with us fourteen supporters, all having been affected by breast cancer. We then enjoyed the brilliant finals matches at the renowned Eastbourne Tennis Tournament. This experience was a real testament to the spirit of teamwork and unwavering support for breast cancer prevention. Hologic have been brilliant supporters of Prevent Breast Cancer ..read more
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Rajiv Dave – Artist and Breast Surgeon
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by Laura
3w ago
Mr Rajiv V Dave is a Consultant Oncoplastic Breast and Endocrine Surgeon, based at The Nightingale Centre, and is an active supporter of Prevent Breast Cancer. Mr Dave was born and raised in Kenya, East Africa, before completing medical training in Leeds, Melbourne and Manchester. Mr Dave continues to be involved in the development of global partnerships in breast cancer and is passionate about the artistry of breast surgery. His passion outside his clinical work is wildlife art, inspired by his upbringing in Kenya. He has recently donated his artwork to raise funds for both Prevent Breast C ..read more
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Breakthrough blood test able to ‘predict’ breast cancer recurrence
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by Alex James
1M ago
A new blood test, called a liquid biopsy, has been revealed as a breakthrough in preventing breast cancer recurrence. Presented at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting, the test can predict if breast cancer will return years before the disease shows up on scans because it searches for DNA fragments in the blood stream that could indicate that it is coming back a second time. In a study of 78 patients, the test was found to be 100% accurate at predicting which women would be affected by secondary breast cancer. Breast cancer is the most common cancer for women in the UK an ..read more
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Cath Ray – “Having breast cancer has made me stop and think about what is truly important.”
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by Alex James
1M ago
In December 2023, Cath Ray received the news that she had breast cancer. She’s currently undergoing treatment at The Christie in Macclesfield, but she hasn’t let that stop her; Cath and her husband Ian are taking on a huge challenge in 2024 to raise funds for Prevent Breast Cancer. Ian, joined by friends and family along the way, is running 2024 kilometres in 2024, and aiming to raise an incredible £20,024 in the process. Just five months into the year, Cath and Ian are well over halfway to their fundraising target. Cath has kindly shared her experience with breast cancer, and why this has m ..read more
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Tia Howorth – My breast cancer journey
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by gary
1M ago
Here at Prevent Breast Cancer, we’re always looking for supporters to share their inspirational stories. Tia Haworth has been a long-term supporter of Prevent Breast Cancer for a number of years, raising nearly £7,000 in the process, from selling crafts that she makes herself. She hopes by sharing her experience, she can help someone going through their own potential breast cancer diagnosis. This is Tia’s story, in her own words. HOW MY STORY STARTED My name is Tia. This is my breast cancer journey. My breast cancer journey started in 2012 after I had my first mammogram at the age of 48. I w ..read more
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Kellie Armer: ‘I just feel relief that I can now look forward to a happy and longer life’
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by Laura
2M ago
Kellie Armer carries a mutated BRCA1 gene, which means she has between a 45 and 90% risk of developing breast cancer in her lifetime. In April, she ran The 2024 London Marathon for Prevent Breast Cancer, raising over £20,000 for the charity. Next month, she has made the brave decision to have a double mastectomy to drastically reduce her breast cancer risk. At a young age, I saw my nan get breast cancer. Her mum sadly died of it quite young, but luckily, she fought it off. Due to our family history, she was able to receive genetic testing, and in turn, my mum and I decided to be tested. Find ..read more
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Scientific breakthrough paves the way for new preventative breast cancer drugs
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by Alex James
2M ago
Breast cancer researchers have discovered a way of keeping human breast tissue viable outside of the body for at least seven days, offering a powerful opportunity to study cell changes in response to different drugs and aiding opportunities for new drug development. In a study funded by Prevent Breast Cancer, scientists working in the Manchester Breast Centre showed that they could preserve tissue in gel solution – called VitroGel – maintaining viability and response to oestrogen and anti-oestrogens over seven days. Culturing tissue samples in this way means that scientists can study normal ..read more
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Spotlight on Dr. Hannah Harrison : Paving the Way in Breast Cancer Prevention Research
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by Laura
2M ago
Dr Hannah Harrison is a research fellow at the University of Manchester and a member of The Manchester Breast Centre, with over 20 years’ experience in cancer research. She focuses on developing better ways to study breast cancer. Her current work, fully funded by Prevent Breast Cancer, introduces a new method to create models of human breast tissue to be used to test drugs to prevent breast cancer. Despite advances in detecting and treating breast cancer, the number of cases keeps rising. It’s crucial to identify women at high risk and offer them medications to lower their chances ..read more
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Julie Grabham – ‘I realised something positive could come out of my diagnosis’
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by Laura
3M ago
Julie Grabham was diagnosed with breast cancer following a routine breast screening appointment. Since her diagnosis, she has launched a campaign to encourage the government to make changes to legislation to allow employees paid time off for their breast screening appointments. We caught up with Julie to find out how a breast cancer diagnosis led to her award-winning campaigning. I was diagnosed with stage 2 breast cancer in November 2022, following a routine breast screening appointment. Little did I know that that appointment would change my life. I was probably the fittest I had been in a ..read more
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Jemima Olding – “I feel good knowing as now I can take the necessary precautions”
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by Alex James
3M ago
32 year old Jemima Olding carries a PALB2 gene alteration, which means she has an increased risk of developing breast cancer. To help raise awareness and spend more quality time with her family, Jemima took on the March 31 walking challenge for Prevent Breast Cancer. I was tested for the faulty PALB2 gene in early 2023. This was due to my father and also my auntie carrying the gene. My father was diagnosed with prostate cancer several years ago. He underwent keyhole surgery to have the prostate removed. My auntie was first diagnosed with breast cancer in her early 50’s and has had breast can ..read more
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