Breast cancer's ribbon of hope
Every year more lives are saved thanks to key breast cancer breakthroughs and new treatments like these...
Life-saving radical mastectomies offered to women with breast cancer.
New book encourages women to show breast lumps immediately to their doctor.
Several different types of breast cancer identified.
British surgeon pioneers less disfiguring approach to mastectomy.
ICI scientists discover a new contraceptive: Tamoxifen. It’s licensed 12 years later to treat breast cancer.
Major scientific development paves the way for the discovery of Herceptin.
Aromatase inhibitors proven to halt the growth of breast cancers resistant to Tamoxifen.
The HER2 gene is discovered and cloned.
Department of Health sets up the world’s first national breast screening programme.
Trials find Tamoxifen can reduce the risk of breast cancer recurrence. It is later found to help prevent breast cancer in high-risk women.
Discovery of the BRCA1 and 2 genes. Anastrozole launched in the UK to treat advanced breast cancer in postmenopausal women.
Herceptin is licensed in the UK to treat advanced breast cancer.
NHS Breast Screening programme introduces digital mammography.
Herceptin licensed for early stage breast cancer.
START trial shows fewer, larger doses of radiotherapy are as effective as standard treatment.
Discovery of new ‘oncogene’ will help target treatments more accurately.