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Posted: 14 Jun 2021

Animal tests are poor models for human diseases

It’s not only their track record in Breast Cancer research which puts Breast Cancer UK on the map, but also how they carry out their research, which has made it quite unique compared to many other cancer charities. Amongst the values and convictions of the charity’s founders, one has particularly stood out as being forward-thinking...

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I wanted to feel like I was doing something to help my sister

"I just felt so helpless, like there wasn't much I could do to help. I thought it would be a good way to channel my energy and emotions, and feel...

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Three guys, three bikes and 3,000kms

"We started off as just three guys, looking to do some exploring for a worthwhile cause, " says Jack Martin, one of three teammates who make up The Biker...

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There's an expectation that after treatment you move on, in my case that's not so

"Everyone has a stereotypical view of the journey, don't they?" comments Charly McNelis. "There's an expectation that after treatment you move on with your life. In my case, that's just...

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Even if you've just had a scare, you know how terrifying and life changing breast cancer is

Breast Cancer UK has now been at the forefront of campaigning to prevent breast cancer for 20 years. Prevention has been at the core of the charity’s mission ever since...

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I thought it would be the BRCA1 gene, but testing showed I don't have a BRCA1 mutation

Jacquie Loughrey's journey to a grassroots community of cancer prevention followed two related breast cancer diagnoses. The first was her mother's diagnosis of incurable breast cancer and then her own...

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That people under 50 can get breast cancer, really shocked me.

As the youngest Breast Cancer UK trustee, Jamie Tolentino-Deludet strongly believes that prevention is better than cure. “When I learned that around a quarter of breast cancer cases are preventable,...

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I didn’t consider my headspace, I just went into survival mode

35-year-old Samantha Vale was at the top of her game working in the performing arts industry.  And life as a choreographer and movement director had never been so busy. She had...

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