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20 May 2024
The Guardian: Scientists say they have a made a potentially “gamechanging” breakthrough in breast cancer research after discovering how to preserve breast tissue outside the body for at least a week.
14 May 2024
The groundbreaking cancer research project launched in memory of the late Girls Aloud singer Sarah Harding is already successfully identifying young women at increased risk of breast cancer after just one year of opening.
16 Apr 2024
Researchers funded by Breast Cancer Now have further uncovered how the biological clock affects breast cancer growing and spreading. This new knowledge could help us find new and better ways to treat the disease.
01 Apr 2024
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.
06 Mar 2024
Siobhain Howard is the first person in Europe to trial a new type of hormone therapy that prevents breast cancer from coming back. Current options are highly effective, but researchers like Siobhain's consultant, Dr Sacha Howell are assessing whether the new drug could be even more so....
12 Oct 2023
Manchester is a key player in the monumental effort to progress research into both the prediction and prevention of breast cancer. In the first of a new series of blogs, created by Prevent Breast Cancer, Dr Andrew Gilmore explains what breast cancer actually is and how Manchester research is trying to understand what causes breast cancer and to stop it in its tracks.
11 Oct 2023
Dr Sankari Nagarajan and her team have been awarded £249,992 from Breast Cancer Now to help discover why some triple-negative breast cancers spread to other parts of the body and whether existing drugs can be repurposed to stop this from happening.
03 Jul 2023
Manchester researchers have developed a way to improve the accuracy of breast cancer genetic testing for women from Ashkenazi Jewish backgrounds.
03 Jul 2023
On Friday 30th June, Manchester Breast Centre (MBC) hosted a Festschrift Meeting at the Oglesby Cancer Research Building to celebrate Professor Tony Howell’s academic achievements.
27 Jun 2023
A pioneering cancer research project launched in memory of singer Sarah Harding, and made possible through funding from The Christie Charity Sarah Harding Breast Cancer Appeal and Cancer Research UK, has recruited its first participant.
22 May 2023
Following a devastating fire which caused significant damage to the Paterson cancer research facility in 2017, building work on the new Paterson building at The Christie NHS Foundation Trust in Manchester has completed.
05 Jan 2023
A rare variant of a protein present in nearly all human cells may hold the key to improving the effectiveness of breast cancer treatment, according to University of Manchester research funded by Breast Cancer Now. This discovery, published today (5 January 2023) in Oncogene, is the first time scientists have identified that targeting RAC1B, a variant of the RAC1 protein, could be a potential way of improving treatment for breast cancer.
23 Nov 2022
An exciting study, led by Mary Pegington, a Breast Cancer Research Dietitian, is looking for volunteers to trial a new app.
03 Oct 2022
One in Two: A Manchester Cancer Research Podcast. In this episode we speak to Professor Gareth Evans about the importance of breast cancer screening, as well as the risk predictors of breast cancer as he answers the question: Should all women be screened equally for breast cancer?
22 Sep 2022
Current international breast cancer surgery guidelines need urgent revision, according to a meta-analysis of 68 studies comprising 112,140 patients by University of Manchester researchers.
18 Jul 2022
A Tameside pensioner, who has been diagnosed with 5 different types of cancer in the past 35 years, has paid tribute to the doctors and researchers who have given her hope, including father and son consultants Tony and Sacha Howell.
01 Jul 2022
Dr Hannah Harrison uses a novel cell culture system to reveal how breast cancer creates perfect conditions for it to spread in the body – and how we can stop this from happening.
24 May 2022
PROCAS 2 launched in 2017 with a key aim to assess the feasibility of implementing a breast cancer risk stratification programme into a routine NHS setting. We talk to Prof. David French about his research into the effects of embedding such a programme.
28 Apr 2022
Professor Gareth Evans features in a documentary following TV presenter Julia Bradbury’s personal breast cancer journey, where he discusses risk factors, genetic testing and SNPs to help Julia understand her cancer risk.
20 Apr 2022
University of Manchester Research IT Mobile Development Service have been working with research dietician, Mary Pegington at The Nightingale Centre, Wythenshawe Hospital on an app which targets women under the age of 35 with a family history of breast cancer – a group for whom there is little support at present.
20 Oct 2021
Congratulations to Dr Chiara Francavilla, who has been awarded an extension to her Wellcome Trust Sir Henry Dale Research Fellowship.
18 Aug 2021
Aspirin may help fight aggressive breast cancer by making hard-to-treat tumours more responsive to anti-cancer drugs, doctors say. A team at the Christie NHS Foundation Trust, in Manchester, are beginning a trial with triple-negative breast-cancer patients.
29 Mar 2021
A UK-wide study involving patients with early breast cancer has shown their care was no less safe and effective than before the pandemic started.
23 Oct 2020
In this blog written for Breast Cancer Awareness month, Dr Angelica Santiago Gomez, a Postdoctoral Researcher in Professor Rob Clarke’s lab, talks about her research in secondary breast cancer.
21 Oct 2020
Manchester cancer researcher Professor Gareth Evans was recently recognised for his work in advancing women’s health, after receiving a prestigious honorary fellowship by the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists.
27 Jul 2020
A team of British and American scientists have discovered a way to slow the growth of breast cancer stem cells in the lab. The study led by Dr Bruno Simões and Professor Rob Clarke from The University of Manchester could eventually lead to combination drug therapies on previously untreatable breast cancers.
13 Feb 2020
Biologists have discovered a way to stop cells from one of the most aggressive types of breast cancer spreading in the lab. The results of the study of Triple-Negative Breast Cancer by the team from the Universities of Manchester, Glasgow and Sheffield and funded by Breast Cancer Now are published in Oncogene.
03 Feb 2020
Dr Rachel Eyre has been awarded the 2019 Sir Antony Driver Prize which is awarded each year to a Breast Cancer Now researcher who has shown an incredible commitment to their field of research.
27 Jan 2020
New laboratory research has found that a drug based on a natural compound found in broccoli, kale and other cruciferous vegetables could reverse or even prevent breast cancer becoming resistant to hormone therapy.
02 Jan 2020
Women screened for breast cancer could be given greater information on how likely they are to develop breast cancer, possible treatments to reduce their risk, and if it did develop, how likely it will respond to different treatments, according to new research.
01 Jan 2020
Drugs commonly used to treat arthritis may help to prevent breast cancer spreading to the bone, where it is incurable, new research suggests.
03 Aug 2018
Researchers from the NIHR Manchester Biomedical Research Centre have identified a new mechanism which switches off a gene in families affected by breast and ovarian cancer.
25 Jan 2018
New Manchester-led research shows a promising genetic test, when combined with mammograms, could provide a more accurate breast cancer risk in women attending routine breast cancer screening.
13 Oct 2017
University of Manchester scientist Dr Robert Clarke was given the grant by Breast Cancer Now on Secondary Breast Cancer Awareness Day and will use the grant of more than £195,000 for his research on breast cancer stem cells (BCSCs)
09 Oct 2017
Women who have a family history of breast cancer are set to benefit from a new genetic test at Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust
12 Jul 2017
A leading Manchester scientist has been awarded a grant worth over £185,000 by Breast Cancer Now to investigate how breast cancer cells are able to hibernate for years before returning elsewhere in the body.
31 Jan 2017
University of Manchester biologists have discovered that breast tissues have 24-hour body clocks, and that several hundred genes are regulated in a daily cycle.
04 Jul 2016
Take a look at the work being done in our Manchester Breast Centre affiliated labs
17 Jun 2016
"Women who follow the 5:2 diet 'could reduce their risk of breast cancer','' the Mail Online reports.
08 Apr 2016
A Wilmslow artist has created a new project which she hopes will empower those battling breast cancer.
11 Mar 2016
Approximately a quarter of women with HER2 positive breast cancer, who were treated with a combination of the targeted drugs lapatinib and trastuzumab before surgery and chemotherapy, saw their tumours shrink significantly or even disappear, according to results from a Manchester-led trial.
03 Mar 2016
Researchers in Manchester have been exploring the causes of high breast density – a known risk factor for breast cancer – that could reveal new ways to prevent the disease.
07 Dec 2015
Researchers in Manchester have found that women with an inherited genetic syndrome are at increased risk of developing breast cancer and should be considered for earlier screening.
24 Nov 2015
Researchers at a breast cancer prevention clinic in Manchester have observed an increased uptake of preventative double mastectomies since May 2013, when Angelina Jolie announced that she had undergone the procedure.
24 Oct 2015
Professor Max Wicha a leading breast cancer specialist from the University of Michigan, has been at The University of Manchester to discuss collaborations and deliver a keynote address to scientists.
07 Oct 2015
Scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Nottingham have been funded to develop a gel that will match many of the biological structures of human breast tissue, to advance cancer research and reduce animal testing.
17 Sep 2015
University of Manchester researchers funded by Breast Cancer Now have discovered a new explanation as to why women with oestrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer develop resistance to hormone treatment, and a potential new approach to overcome the problem.
20 Apr 2015
Researchers from The University of Manchester working with drug development company Evgen Pharma, have developed a new combination of drugs which could overcome treatment resistance and relapse in breast cancer.
15 Apr 2015
Scientists in Manchester have identified a way to potentially predict which patients with an early form of breast cancer will experience disease progression.
25 Nov 2014
Scientists at The University of Manchester have discovered a potential weakness in cancer’s ability to return or become resistant to treatment, by targeting the ‘fuel’ part of stem cells which allows tumours to grow.

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