Who we helpSadly, Breast Cancer claims the lives of around 12,000 women each year.
The number of women being diagnosed is rising, but the good news is that with your help, more women are surviving the disease than ever before. Learn More
As a grant-making trust with little infrastructure, the Pink Ribbon Foundation has no office and a tiny workforce – but it does achieve impact. The Foundation makes grants to breast cancer charities and organisations. Its fundraising – from corporate partners, clubs and individuals – enables them to help 30 to 40 good causes every year. Lisa Allen, Head of Corporate Partnerships, ...more
Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have been able to use blood tests to trace cancer cells when they are still invisible due to X-Rays or CT scans. The team, led by Professor Charles Swanton, is analysing DNA released by tumour cells into the blood of lung cancer patients over the course of their treatment. By ...more
Tumours that have spread around the body are harder to treat successfully. Crucial research into which molecules help cancers progress and how to disable them is vital. Researchers at the Institute of Cancer Research have found the molecule ‘lysyoxidase’ (LOX) whose job is to provide supportive scaffolding around cells called the extracellular matrix which gives tissues ...more
The Pink Ribbon Foundation is delighted to announce Kiri Bloore as the latest Ambassador of its SHOOT4PINK initiative. Kiri is an English television presenter and broadcast journalist and has been on our TV screens for almost a decade, most recently having been seen on Dave covering the David Hayes fight as well as Quest for the ...more
A small clinical trial conduced at Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Centre found that a drug that uses an antibody to target cancer cells shrank tumours in women with triple negative breast cancer that has spread. The therapy used a drug made by fusing a chemotherapy treatment to an antibody that targets Trop-2, a molecule found ...more
Many people are aware that smoking increases their risk of lung cancer, but a new study has recently found that smokers treated for breast cancer have much higher risks than non-smokers of developing lung cancer and heart attack as a result of radiotherapy. The study looked at the risk factors of 40,781 women and found ...more
Are you recovering from breast cancer? Do you feel your bra needs are not being met? Do you experience breast pain? If you answered yes to one or all of these questions please read below: The Research Group in Breast Health at the University of Portsmouth are currently running a questionnaire about bras and a potential ...more
The International Women’s Day campaign theme for 2017 is ‘Be Bold For Change’ in effort to make a more gender inclusive world. The World Economic Forum predicts the gender gap will not close entirely until 2186 and women around the world agree that this is too long to wait. By challenging stereotypes, educating youth about ...more
When a new drug enters the market, the manufactures have a patent of several years to profit from investments in research and development. The NHS allows this patent as it gives incentive for large pharmaceutical companies to invest in new advancements and therefore produce new drugs. The setback to this patent is that the pharmaceutical ...more
Over the years, the health care system has been moving towards preventative care over treatment. Taking preventative measures such as making lifestyle changes can be more beneficial and cost effective in the long run. A good example of preventative care is the breast cancer drug Tamoxifen. Since 1998, Tamoxifen has been used to treat women ...more
Jonathan Prince, Trustee. The Pink Ribbon Foundation.
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