Abreast is a national breast cancer research charity that prioritises funding research that will make a difference to each individual woman with breast cancer through that woman’s direct involvement and participation in the research study over a 5-year period.
Dr Zoë Winters, who runs the research programme, is fundamentally of the opinion that there is a concerted need for greater investment into clinical academia in breast surgery as a whole. The basis of all medical progress is rooted in asking “key” clinical questions that remain unknown in the present treatment climate. The discipline of clinical research has been waning in the UK compared to the USA; however there has been a growing awareness that such an approach is extremely short-sighted in the big scheme of a solid and fruitful medical future. Britain has always been synonymous with creative thinking and innovation.
The art and science of breast surgical practise is one of the most exciting areas with rapid advances over the past 10 years much of which has centred on exciting scientific developments relating to personalising individual breast cancer patterns of growth and treatment, to the increasing technical advances in breast reconstruction, fat filling (or lipofilling) and perhaps most excitingly the concept of “growing” a new breast through the science of fat stem cells recently discovered in Melbourne, Australia.
Please click here to download the Prospective cohort findings August 2011
Please click here to download presentations at the Association of Breast Surgery in May 2011
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Please click here to download the BRR module development 2010
Please click here to download the development of a DVD to aid patients 2010
Please click here to download the QoL Cosmetic study 2010
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Please click here to download the 2010 Quest DVD poster
Please click here to download our research results
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Please click here to download our QOL poster
Please click here to download our QOL prospective longitudinal poster