Aiming to make Manchester the most breast-aware city in the world
Manchester is the centre of Breast Cancer Prevention in the UK. Manchester University has a large network of researchers who make up the Manchester Breast Centre; this is a group of basic scientists, clinical researchers, surgeons, oncologists and geneticists who work together on multiple aspects of Breast Cancer Prevention Research.
October is also Breast Cancer Awareness month in Manchester; we are aiming to make Manchester the most breast aware city in the world by the end of the month. On 5th October at Manchester Convention Centre, we hosted an afternoon tea and lecture to entertain and to spread breast cancer awareness to men and women in the city.
Manchester is also home to the Prevent Breast Cancer, the only UK charity dedicated to funding breast cancer prevention research. Prevent Breast Cancer funds world leading research, much of it done by Manchester Breast Centre.
Prevent Breast Cancer funds research in four key areas:
– Early Diagnosis and Screening
– Diet and Lifestyle
– Gene Research and
– Preventative Drugs.
Highlights from the charity’s funding include research establishing the role of BRCA and genetic testing in causing breast cancer.
The benefits of being the UK’s leading city for breast cancer prevention research means that the majority of women offered breast cancer prevention research trials are men and women in Manchester, meaning Manchester benefits first.
We are truly a city that should be proud of all that we are achieving in supporting breast cancer prevention research that continues to benefit and educate in the North West.
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Written by Mr James Harvey, Consultant Oncoplastic Breast Surgeon, Manchester University Foundation Trust