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Find out more about Breast Cancer Now...

Right now, breast cancer is at a tipping point, more women are surviving, but more are being diagnosed than ever before. One in eight women in the UK will face breast cancer in their lifetime. And every 45 minutes, another woman dies from the disease. Breast Cancer Now are going to change that.

Breast Cancer Now

Breast Cancer Now are the UK’s newest breast cancer charity, formed from the merger of Breast Cancer Campaign and Breakthrough Breast Cancer – and they’re dedicated to funding research into this devastating disease.

Research has made incredible progress, but despite all they’ve achieved women are still dying from breast cancer. By acting now, together, and in partnership with Asda, they believe that by 2050 everyone who develops breast cancer will live.

Asda is a founding partner of the Breast Cancer Now Tissue Bank – an incredible and unique resource which provides high quality breast tissue samples to researchers across the UK and Ireland. The Tissue Bank is vital to research and has already facilitated some ground-breaking discoveries.

Money raised through Tickled Pink will enable Breast Cancer Now to fund the best and brightest researchers across the UK. Their research focuses on four critical areas – preventing breast cancer, improving early detection and diagnosis, improving treatments and secondary breast cancer. All of this work has a single one goal in mind – to stop people dying from breast cancer.

But research is just one part of the plan. Your support will also help us to take the discoveries we make in the lab and work with policy and decision makers to make sure that progress happens – whether that’s campaigning for an innovative new treatment to be made available on the NHS or promoting proven ways to reduce the risk of the disease in public health messaging

To find out more about Breast Cancer Now visit breastcancernow.org.

Posted in Tickled Pink on 22 January 2016