Secondary1st is proud to help fund vital research that is seeking a cure for secondary breast cancer. Currently, all the funds we raise are being donated via Breast Cancer Now to the research of Professor Andrew Tutt, who works at the Institute of Cancer Research, as well as a number of other centres.
Professor Tutt’s work focuses on triple negative breast cancer, a particularly aggressive form of the disease that 7,500 women in the UK are diagnosed with every year.
Rosie was among them.
Triple negative breast cancer lacks some of the proteins found in hormone positive breast cancers. It disproportionately affects younger women and has lower survival rates. So far, the disease has no targeted treatments to prevent it returning.
Professor Tutt is trying to change this. He is working to develop new drugs that prevent triple negative breast cancer from returning and potentially spreading to the secondary stage.