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Our mission

Our mission is to prevent breast cancer through education, scientific research, collaboration and policy change.    

54,000 women a year in the UK are diagnosed with breast cancer and a quarter of these cases are preventable through lifestyle changes. That means over 13,000 cases of breast cancer could be prevented, saving millions of lives, avoiding unnecessary suffering and reducing the cost to NHS by approximately £1.5 billion a year. 

It is raising awareness of these preventable factors which drives us. We believe our work can have significant impact in helping women reduce their risk of developing breast cancer.

Our history

The campaign for breast cancer prevention has a long history linked to the Women’s Environmental Network. Our charity evolved from this campaigning and the UK’s National Breast Cancer Coalition, which worked for better breast cancer treatment, care, and prevention. The current charity was first registered in 2001 under the name of Breast UK by founding members Heather Goodare, Clare Dimmer, Ann Johnson and Helen Lynn. It began actively campaigning on toxic chemicals in 2004 and was renamed Breast Cancer UK in 2006, with Diana Ward as its chair.
For the history of breast cancer prevention campaigning see From Pink to Prevention 

 

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