Campaigning

Breast Cancer Care is committed to improving the treatment, support and
care of people affected by breast cancer. Our campaigning work is guided and informed by the views and experiences of people living with breast cancer.

  • Spotlight on Secondary Breast Cancer 
    People living with secondary breast cancer often do not receive the best possible standard of care. We’re campaigning to improve this.
  • My Body, Myself 
    We know that body image and intimacy issues are important for many people affected by breast cancer. We’re looking at how we can improve information and support in this area.
  • Standards of care for younger women with breast cancer
    Together with breast cancer specialists and younger women, Breast Cancer Care has developed standards of care for younger women with breast cancer. They include the care and support that all younger women with breast cancer should receive, and the important topics they may want to discuss with their treatment team.
  • Older people with breast cancer 
    Older people with breast cancer have poorer relative survival rates. We’re highlighting the need to improve early diagnosis and ensure optimum treatment for this group, as well as the importance of addressing support and information needs.
  • Access to treatment
    We want to ensure all breast cancer patients have access to the optimum treatment for them. We’re looking at how changes to the way drugs are funded may have an impact on people affected by breast cancer.

Campaigning blog

Last week, NHS England announced some changes to the drugs which are available through the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF), based on the outcome of a formal review process.

One of the drugs reconsidered as part of the formal review process was eribulin (Halaven), which is used to treat...

Post date: 26 May 2015

Two potentially life-extending secondary breast cancer drugs – everolimus (Afinitor) and eribulin (Halaven) – are to remain on the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) after an appeal from the pharmaceutical companies that produce them.

The CDF gives patients in England access to drugs that otherwise wouldn't be available through the NHS. The review that led to plans to remove these and other drugs from the...

Post date: 13 March 2015

The General Election is nearly here. Read about our plans to make sure that breast cancer is an election priority. 
 

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Post date: 10 March 2015

6126 With the General Election just a few months away, each of the political parties are beginning to make promises about what they...

Post date: 17 February 2015

The Cancer Drugs Fund gives patients in England access to drugs that otherwise wouldn't be available through the NHS.

NHS England today announced that a number of drugs are to be removed from the Cancer Drugs Fund.

Here are eight things you should know about the announcement 

  1. The review of the drugs available on the Cancer Drugs Fund (CDF) is as a result of recent changes to the way the...
Post date: 12 January 2015