We are an independent charity that supports innovative breast cancer research across the UK.
We believe far more can be done to help prevent breast cancer. That’s why we think it is time to move beyond breast cancer awareness to preventative action.
The difficulty in treating cancer is because of its enormous complexity, and as its cellular make-up changes, it can adapt and evolve to changes in its environment — and become resistant to treatment. Our research strategy sets out clear steps to defeat cancer, by confronting its ability to adapt and evolve.
Being a leading cancer prevention charity, we intend to fund global research into the links between weight, diet, physical activity, and cancer. We have championed the most authoritative scientific research from around the world on cancer survival and prevention, putting it firmly on the global health agenda. We fund innovative research so that we can achieve our vision of a world where no one develops preventable cancer.
Oncology is undoubtedly the most rapidly growing medicine subspecialty, and breast cancer are one of the significant serious problems of oncology. It leads as the cause of death of women in many countries becoming a truly multidisciplinary problem without geographic restrictions.
Yet this very multidisciplinary aspect accounts for breast cancer literature appearing in dozens of existing medical journals. None of these journals provides a focus on the unique hitches of breast cancer. There has been no appropriate arena for the discussion and resolution of ongoing controversies in the treatment of breast cancer, or for the consideration of thoughtful speculation and comments on current work. Breast Cancer Research Aid aims to fill this need.
We fund high-quality research into the prediction and prevention of breast cancer which falls into four main categories: gene research, early detection, and screening, preventative drugs, or diet and lifestyle.
We, at Breast Cancer Research Aid, are truly gracious of our supporters for the overwhelming amount of donations we have received from funding. Great amount of our funding comes from our clothing collection through our official partner Giving Support Ltd. You will be provided by the bags to fill up with unwanted clothes, and the filled-up bags will be collected from your doorstep by the collectors.
There are loads of ways you can get involved with the work we do. Whatever you do, you’ll be helping people facing breast cancer and making sure that they have somewhere to turn for support and information from day one.
Your unwanted shoes, clothes, and accessories can help support innovative research in treating and preventing breast cancer. Giving Support Limited donates £50,000 per the calendar year.
The success of Breast Cancer Research Aid is very much the result of the relationships we foster through our volunteer opportunities, and the communities we build through participation in our programs and events. Learn how you can become a part of it all.
We want every person affected by breast cancer to get the best treatment, support, and information – and this guides everything we do.
Our mission is to help the affected women, men, and their loved ones make sense of the complex medical and personal information about breast cancer and general breast health so that they can make the best decisions for their lives.
The mission of the Breast Cancer Research Aid is to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research.
The impact of a diagnosis of breast cancer is huge. It disproves the ‘it’ll never happen to me’ assumptions. Those who receive this diagnosis then live in a state of fear and anxiety, and it has far-reaching emotional impact on family and friends. BCRA is passionate about finding ways to prevent and treat this terrible disease.
Chairman-Trustee, Breast Cancer Research Aid
Cardiff University/ European Cancer Stem Cell Research InstituteWith the support of Breast Cancer Research Aid, researchers at Cardiff University’s European Cancer Stem Cell Research can carry out world-leading research which has the potential to revolutionise the way we tackle cancer. The study is intended to elaborate the understanding of cancer growth and spread with the development of therapies that have high efficacy and thus, will be able to make a difference in the lives of cancer patients. Your support will help us get there faster.Cardiff University/European Cancer Stem Cell Research Institute
THE INSTITUTE OF CANCER RESEARCH (ICR), LONDONThrough the support of Breast Cancer Research Aid, the Institute of Cancer Research has been able to make novel discoveries in the treatment of breast cancer. ICR focuses on uncovering cancer drugs and combination therapies through ongoing research. The research also intends to look into pathways of cancer development and ultimately what modifications lead to drug-resistance. Thus, guiding us toward better imaging modalities. With the help of Breast Cancer Research Aid, our researchers get better equipped with the latest technology and cutting-edge infrastructure.THE INSTITUTE OF CANCER RESEARCH (ICR), LONDON