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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Rare compound found in a shrub could help fight previously 'undruggable' cancer protein

Rare compound found in a shrub could help fight previously 'undruggable' cancer protein

Targeted therapy may be of great benefit in early stage breast cancer

Targeted therapy may be of great benefit in early stage breast cancer

Systematic review: Exposure to endocrine-disruptors could elevate breast cancer risk

Systematic review: Exposure to endocrine-disruptors could elevate breast cancer risk

1 in 6 patients with colorectal cancer found to have inherited genetic mutations

1 in 6 patients with colorectal cancer found to have inherited genetic mutations

New microfluidic system effectively isolates cancer spreading cells

New microfluidic system effectively isolates cancer spreading cells

Three teams selected to receive the first awards from Dartmouth Innovations Accelerator for Cancer

Three teams selected to receive the first awards from Dartmouth Innovations Accelerator for Cancer

Breast cancer treatment can be safely reduced in women over the age of 70

Breast cancer treatment can be safely reduced in women over the age of 70

CityU researchers identify super-enhancers that stimulate the activity of breast cancer genes

CityU researchers identify super-enhancers that stimulate the activity of breast cancer genes

Researchers map the changing trends of cancer burden worldwide and in China

Researchers map the changing trends of cancer burden worldwide and in China

Study analyzes trends in age at natural menopause and reproductive life span among US women

Study analyzes trends in age at natural menopause and reproductive life span among US women

COVID-19 deadlier than cars for over 40s, study finds

COVID-19 deadlier than cars for over 40s, study finds

New analysis examines impact of breast cancer on African American survivors' marital relationships

New analysis examines impact of breast cancer on African American survivors' marital relationships

New genetic markers may lead to personalized treatments for lung cancer

New genetic markers may lead to personalized treatments for lung cancer

Exercise training may slow breast cancer growth by increasing anti-tumor immune response

Exercise training may slow breast cancer growth by increasing anti-tumor immune response

Breast cancer survivors with excess body weight at increased risk of developing second cancer

Breast cancer survivors with excess body weight at increased risk of developing second cancer

Study aims to advance breast cancer detection methodologies through spectroscopic imaging

Study aims to advance breast cancer detection methodologies through spectroscopic imaging

Inhibition of NLRP3 complex  can reduce inflammation in melanoma patients

Inhibition of NLRP3 complex can reduce inflammation in melanoma patients

Advancing the Diagnosis and Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

Advancing the Diagnosis and Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

3D-mammography reduces the number of breast cancer cases diagnosed between routine screenings

3D-mammography reduces the number of breast cancer cases diagnosed between routine screenings

New research could rescue failed immunotherapies for treating solid tumors

New research could rescue failed immunotherapies for treating solid tumors