Breast Cancer Now King's College London Research Unit
The Breast Cancer Now King's College London Research Unit is the new name for the Breakthrough Breast Cancer Unit which opened at the university in 2009.
The Unit focuses on investigating a poorly understood type of breast cancer called basal-like breast cancer. Basal-like breast cancer affects around 6,000 women each year and is more common in young women. It is also more likely to affect women of African origin, accounting for between 39 and 59 per cent of breast cancer compared with 16 per cent of breast cancers in Caucasian women. In the UK, 78 per cent of Black Africans and 61 per cent of Black Caribbeans live in London.
Research at the unit focuses on the molecular changes that lead to basal-like breast cancer, aiming to develop potential new treatments and prevention strategies for women with basal-like breast cancer.
To find out more visit the Breast Cancer Now website.