Avon and Breakthrough – Beautiful PartnershipRecent Achievements
We will lead the way to help prevent most breast cancers
Reduced weight → reduced estrogen levels → reduced risk
A new study led by Breakthrough Generations Study scientists demonstrated that losing weight could help post-menopausal women reduce their risk of breast cancer. The study showed that women who lost weight over a 5 year period had reduced levels of the hormone estrogen, which is known to protect against breast cancer. Find out more about risk factors for breast cancer here.
We will increase the pace and precision of early diagnosis
Helping patients avoid chemotherapy
A new test designed to help breast cancer patients avoid chemotherapy has been proven more accurate than current methods, in research led by Breakthrough scientists. The test identifies those patients who are at very low risk of their breast cancer returning after surgery. These patients can then avoid chemotherapy and its associated side effects while remaining confident of staying disease-free.