The importance of breast cancer research cannot be underestimated.
- It is the number 1 health concern for women in the UK.
- Nearly 46,000 women and 300 men are diagnosed every year in the UK.
- Almost 1000 women will die every month in the UK from this devastating disease – That’s 33 women a day.
- These women are our mothers, daughters, friends and loved ones.
WHAT YOU’RE SUPPORTING
Too Many Women are confronting these startling statistics head-on by raising over £1 million for the pioneering work of the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Research Centre on London’s Fulham Road.
Established in 1999, it was the first dedicated breast cancer research centre in the UK and is currently one of the largest in the world. Housing over 120 world-class scientists and clinicians, the research centre’s work has been hailed by cancer experts as “unmatched” and “unparalleled“. The centre’s exciting work was highlighted in a recent article in The Times, which stated that thanks to the centre, tremendous progress is being made towards new treatments that will successfully combat the disease in all its different forms.
With your support the centre will continue to work towards a future when breast cancer will no longer be a life-threatening disease, to a future when every breast cancer patient will receive personalised treatment and ultimately, to a future free from the fear of breast cancer.
HOW YOUR MONEY HELPS
- £500 buys a machine called a ‘transilluminator’ which is used within the research centre by the Breakthrough Scientists to study DNA during experiments. It enables them to investigate genetic changes in breast cancer cells and consequently to look into the causes of breast cancer.
- £5,000 pays for the sequencing of over 500 million code letters of DNA using our state-of-the-art ‘Genome Sequencing Facility’. This will help scientists to identify the genetic causes of breast cancer.
- £1,000,000 would fund the entire Breakthrough Research Centre for over two months. This includes 13 research teams of world-class scientists plus all the highly specialist chemicals and equipment they need for their experiments. Each team is investigating a different aspect of breast cancer research, meaning we have a very comprehensive programme of research that is tackling the disease from all angles. It also includes funding outstanding new facilities such as Genome Sequencing which are speeding-up the pace of research.