Breast Cancer

Breast cancer is cancer that forms in tissues of the breast, usually the ducts (tubes that carry milk to the nipple) and lobules (glands that make milk). It occurs in both men and women, although male breast cancer is rare.
What is Breast Cancer?

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in the United Kingdom. Every year 48,000 new cases are diagnosed there. Of these, 80% are over 50 but younger women, and in rare cases, men, can also get breast cancer. Breast cancer is the leading cause of death for women aged 34 to 54.

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New method for 3D culture accurately quantifies how cancer cells generate forces to spread within tissue

New method for 3D culture accurately quantifies how cancer cells generate forces to spread within tissue

Collagen XII likely to be a potential marker for patients at high risk of metastatic relapse

Collagen XII likely to be a potential marker for patients at high risk of metastatic relapse

Research identifies unique vulnerabilities in ALT cancers that can serve as novel therapeutic targets

Research identifies unique vulnerabilities in ALT cancers that can serve as novel therapeutic targets

EPA action boosts grassroots momentum to reduce toxic ‘forever chemicals’

EPA action boosts grassroots momentum to reduce toxic ‘forever chemicals’

Novel class of drug regresses active brain metastases in breast cancer patients

Novel class of drug regresses active brain metastases in breast cancer patients

Study explores the role of follicle stimulating hormone in driving postmenopausal obesity, breast cancer

Study explores the role of follicle stimulating hormone in driving postmenopausal obesity, breast cancer

Powerful injectable gel provides hope for preventing glioblastoma relapse

Powerful injectable gel provides hope for preventing glioblastoma relapse

Scientists find key molecular differences between breast cancer cells in initial and metastatic tumors

Scientists find key molecular differences between breast cancer cells in initial and metastatic tumors

Tribe embraces recreational marijuana sales on reservation where alcohol is banned

Tribe embraces recreational marijuana sales on reservation where alcohol is banned

Researchers uncover genomic characteristics of breast cancers associated with PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome

Researchers uncover genomic characteristics of breast cancers associated with PTEN hamartoma tumor syndrome

CHOP helps launch new computational platform to harmonize pediatric cancer data

CHOP helps launch new computational platform to harmonize pediatric cancer data

Queen’s researchers receive grant from Breast Cancer Now to search for new treatments

Queen’s researchers receive grant from Breast Cancer Now to search for new treatments

Study: Many breast cancer patients report changes that affect sexual health during and beyond treatment

Study: Many breast cancer patients report changes that affect sexual health during and beyond treatment

Hormonal treatment provides long-term benefit for premenopausal women with breast cancer

Hormonal treatment provides long-term benefit for premenopausal women with breast cancer

UCR researcher employs Actor-Network Theory to open black boxes in breast cancer survivorship care

UCR researcher employs Actor-Network Theory to open black boxes in breast cancer survivorship care

Researchers use a tumor organoid system to examine bacterial effects on immunotherapy

Researchers use a tumor organoid system to examine bacterial effects on immunotherapy

New guidelines for breast cancer screening and diagnosis helps people understand their personal risk

New guidelines for breast cancer screening and diagnosis helps people understand their personal risk

NHS Breast Screening Programme confers only a low risk of overdiagnosis

NHS Breast Screening Programme confers only a low risk of overdiagnosis

Researchers report genomic profiling from more than 110,000 tumors

Researchers report genomic profiling from more than 110,000 tumors

Alcohol consumption does not provide any health benefits, presents many risks for young people

Alcohol consumption does not provide any health benefits, presents many risks for young people