The merger of Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Campaign

I am a long-standing supporter of the fight against breast cancer. I was impressed by Breakthrough Breast Cancer’s recently-launched strategy for 2013-2025, and found that it raised some very important points about the disease.

Breast cancer is the most commonly-diagnosed cancer in women, with about 50,000 new cases every year. Combatting it is, of course, vital, and I was pleased to hear of the merger of two main breast cancer charities – Breakthrough Breast Cancer and Breast Cancer Campaign. From April next year, they will join to create the UK’s largest dedicated research charity committed to ending breast cancer. With projected combined revenues of around £29 million, this united organisation will, I believe, provide a strong and integrated force in the battle against the cancer, and an institution well-equipped to help people suffering from it.

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