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 image by Breast Cancer (@breast.cancer.care) with caption : "💗 📆 A day in the life of…Rebecca Orha. "I joined the Breast Cancer Now Toby Robins Research Centre @icr_london in London" - 1826295959456060212
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💗 📆 A day in the life of…Rebecca Orha. "I joined the Breast Cancer Now Toby Robins Research Centre @icr_london in London in April 2017 as a Scientific Officer in the Molecular Cell Biology te. My role is never boring, as I assist people in our lab with experiments."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "Our group focuses on understanding how breast cancer can spread to distant organs. At the moment, I working with one of the postdocs in our group, Lynda O’Leary, on a project that looks at ‘sleeping’ cancer cells which have spread from the breast to other parts of the . These cancer cells can suddenly wake up and grow into tumours, resulting in secondary breast cancer, which is sadly incurable. The main aim of the project is to understand what triggers allow these cancer cells to wake up."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We are very grateful to @walkthewalk for their generous support for the work of the Molecular Cell Biology te.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Read Rebecca's interview in full clicking the link in our bio.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

 image by Breast Cancer (@breast.cancer.care) with caption : "What breasts are made of, and where and how cancer starts? 🤔
Breast tissue is found in the breast, upper chest and the a" - 1826268624229105616
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What breasts are made of, and where and how cancer starts? 🤔 Breast tissue is found in the breast, upper chest and the armpit. Each breast contains 15-20 glands called lobes, where milk is produced. These lobes are connected to the nipple by tubes called ducts. Breast cancer usually begins within the lobes. (Click on bio to read more)

 image by Breast Cancer (@breast.cancer.care) with caption : "NEW STUDY 📮
Prospective analysis of 105,866 UK women from our Generations Study finds no association between light level" - 1826268479651344090
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NEW STUDY 📮 Prospective analysis of 105,866 UK women from our Generations Study finds no association between light levels at night and breast cancer risk. 💡 (Click on bio to read more)

 image by Breast Cancer (@breast.cancer.care) with caption : "Are you having breast cancer treatment?👩‍⚕️
We take a closer look at the treatments available for early breast cancer. T" - 1826241052552357485
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Are you having breast cancer treatment?👩‍⚕️ We take a closer look at the treatments available for early breast cancer. These include surgery, radiotherapy, chemotherapy, hormone therapy and targeted (biological) therapy. You will often have more than one treatment, and the order in which you have them will depend on your breast cancer and your personal preferences. (Clink on bio to read more)💗

 image by Breast Cancer (@breast.cancer.care) with caption : "The public ballot for October’s @royalparkshalf opens today! 🍂🍁
This beautiful half marathon takes you through 4 of Lond" - 1826220764519221944
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The public ballot for October’s @royalparkshalf opens today! 🍂🍁 This beautiful half marathon takes you through 4 of London’s Royal Parks in their autumnal splendour! Don’t want to wait for the ballot results? Get a guaranteed charity place on today! (Click on bio for more information and to sign up 🙌🏼) . . . .

 image by Breast Cancer (@breast.cancer.care) with caption : "What does the grading and staging used by healthcare professionals mean? 🤔
They are used to describe the size of your br" - 1826192450333268491
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What does the grading and staging used by healthcare professionals mean? 🤔 They are used to describe the size of your breast cancer, whether and how far it has spread, and how fast it may grow (or how “aggressive” it is). There are 3 grades and 4 stages. (Click on bio to read more)

 image by Breast Cancer (@breast.cancer.care) with caption : "🔬 Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Sunday, we spoke to some amazing women we’re funding to" - 1826171682069253098
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🔬 Celebrating International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Sunday, we spoke to some amazing women we’re funding to tackle the toughest questions in research. Follow our posts this weekend to hear more or read our blog on bio 🙌🏼🚺

 image by Breast Cancer (@breast.cancer.care) with caption : "📰 US National Cancer Institute study shows one patient’s advanced breast cancer has been ‘eliminated’ using T-cell immun" - 1826148376662374136
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📰 US National Cancer Institute study shows one patient’s advanced breast cancer has been ‘eliminated’ using T-cell immunotherapy. The immune system of one patient has been tweaked to eliminate breast cancer cells, offering a potential treatment approach for metastatic breast cancers for which conventional therapies have failed, according to a new paper published online this week in Nature Medicine. . The therapy involved isolating the immune cells found in a patient’s tumour, and selecting those with the greatest potential to attack the patient’s cancer cells. The scientists then introduced these cells back into the patient, along with a drug called a ‘checkpoint inhibitor’, which blocks the molecular signals which stop the immune system from carrying out its attack. . 💬 Dr. Simon Vincent, Director of Research at Breast Cancer Now: “This is a hugely exciting first in the treatment of advanced breast cancer. But it has only been shown to work in a single patient, and we now need larger trials to investigate how the T-cell therapy and ‘checkpoint inhibitors’ have worked together to attack the secondary tumours." . “Metastatic breast cancer remains incurable, and if we are to finally stop women dying we urgently need to find new ways to target and stop the spread of the disease." . . .

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📰 US National Cancer Institute study shows one patient’s advanced breast cancer has been ‘eliminated’ using T-cell immunotherapy. The immune system of one patient has been tweaked to eliminate breast cancer cells, offering a potential treatment approach for metastatic breast cancers for which conventional therapies have failed, according to a new paper published online this week in Nature Medicine. . The therapy involved isolating the immune cells found in a patient’s tumour, and selecting those with the greatest potential to attack the patient’s cancer cells. The scientists then introduced these cells back into the patient, along with a drug called a ‘checkpoint inhibitor’, which blocks the molecular signals which stop the immune system from carrying out its attack. . 💬 Dr. Simon Vincent, Director of Research at Breast Cancer Now: “This is a hugely exciting first in the treatment of advanced breast cancer. But it has only been shown to work in a single patient, and we now need larger trials to investigate how the T-cell therapy and ‘checkpoint inhibitors’ have worked together to attack the secondary tumours." . “Metastatic breast cancer remains incurable, and if we are to finally stop women dying we urgently need to find new ways to target and stop the spread of the disease." . . .

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The collection is officially available to buy from today! The ghd air® hairdryer and ghd gold® styler are now available in a dusky pink limited edition, featuring Lulu’s iconic lip print. 💋 . With every purchase from the collection, £10 will be donated to @breastcancernow to help make life-saving research happen ▸ ghdhair.com/pink . . . @lulu_guinness@ghdhair

 image by Breast Cancer (@breast.cancer.care) with caption : "Claire, says: “This will be the most emotional challenge I’ve ever done. Christine is such a strong person and a lovely " - 1826126412711297572
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Claire, says: “This will be the most emotional challenge I’ve ever done. Christine is such a strong person and a lovely friend, and it means so much to be able to do this in her honour."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Claire, 49 from Harwich, Essex, is planning to tackle 100 miles on a bike in Prudential Ride London, fundraising for Breast Cancer Now in honour of her friend, Christine, who is living with incurable secondary breast cancer.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Christine was initially diagnosed with breast cancer 11 years ago, and was given the all clear after five years. However, last year she began suffering with breathlessness, and tests revealed that the cancer had returned and spread to her lungs and her spine. Christine is taking treatment to keep the cancer at bay, and she feels well.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Claire, who has done charity events before such as swimming, running and walking challenges, says:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I love taking on a challenge, and doing something like Ride London for Breast Cancer Now really has the feel-good factor, it’s a great opportunity to push myself whilst fundraising for such an important cause."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We'll be sharing more stories about our cyclists ahead of the @ridelondon on 29 July.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

 image by Breast Cancer (@breast.cancer.care) with caption : "Claire, says: “This will be the most emotional challenge I’ve ever done. Christine is such a strong person and a lovely " - 1826126290824965017
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Claire, says: “This will be the most emotional challenge I’ve ever done. Christine is such a strong person and a lovely friend, and it means so much to be able to do this in her honour."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Claire, 49 from Harwich, Essex, is planning to tackle 100 miles on a bike in Prudential Ride London, fundraising for Breast Cancer Now in honour of her friend, Christine, who is living with incurable secondary breast cancer.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Christine was initially diagnosed with breast cancer 11 years ago, and was given the all clear after five years. However, last year she began suffering with breathlessness, and tests revealed that the cancer had returned and spread to her lungs and her spine. Christine is taking treatment to keep the cancer at bay, and she feels well.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Claire, who has done charity events before such as swimming, running and walking challenges, says:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “I love taking on a challenge, and doing something like Ride London for Breast Cancer Now really has the feel-good factor, it’s a great opportunity to push myself whilst fundraising for such an important cause."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We'll be sharing more stories about our cyclists ahead of the @ridelondon on 29 July.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

 image by Breast Cancer (@breast.cancer.care) with caption : "This is a picture from last year’s #GreatNorthRun with @big_pink_dress 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ Join #TeamNow and help us put the grea" - 1823501223959825414
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This is a picture from last year’s with @big_pink_dress 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ Join and help us put the great in Great North Run! It’s the only televised half marathon in the UK, so get your 15 minutes of fame and join us on Sunday 9 September.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’re almost out of spaces, so get moving if you fancy joining us to create a future where everybody who develops breast cancer lives - and lives well. And every penny you raise will help put an end to breast cancer. You’ll get to take in the sights of Newcastle, run across the iconic Tyne Bridge and finish on the coast in South Shields, in what is the world’s biggest half marathon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Link on bio to join 🙌🏼💗)

 image by Breast Cancer (@breast.cancer.care) with caption : "This is a picture from last year’s #GreatNorthRun with @big_pink_dress 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ Join #TeamNow and help us put the grea" - 1823501093869296506
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This is a picture from last year’s with @big_pink_dress 🏃🏻‍♀️🏃🏻‍♂️ Join and help us put the great in Great North Run! It’s the only televised half marathon in the UK, so get your 15 minutes of fame and join us on Sunday 9 September.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We’re almost out of spaces, so get moving if you fancy joining us to create a future where everybody who develops breast cancer lives - and lives well. And every penny you raise will help put an end to breast cancer. You’ll get to take in the sights of Newcastle, run across the iconic Tyne Bridge and finish on the coast in South Shields, in what is the world’s biggest half marathon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ (Link on bio to join 🙌🏼💗)

 video by Breast Cancer (@breast.cancer.care) with caption : "TOUCH your breasts. Can you feel anything unusual?
LOOK for changes. Is there any change in  or texture?
CHECK anything " - 1823485139055728087
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TOUCH your breasts. Can you feel anything unusual? LOOK for changes. Is there any change in or texture? CHECK anything unusual with your doctor. It’s as simple as TLC: Touch Look Check.💕. It doesn't matter where you check your breasts, as long as you check them regularly, it could save your life. . . . @victoriaderbyshire@bbctwo@bbcnews

 image by Breast Cancer (@breast.cancer.care) with caption : "Having had been diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago, Catherine McCloskey is a Local Representative for @breastcanc" - 1823457847877164288
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Having had been diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago, Catherine McCloskey is a Local Representative for @breastcancernow. And she was inspired to meet with her local MP to help make sure breast cancer is at top of the political agenda. 🙋‍♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "After attending my first training day as a representative in Leeds, I googled my MP and got an email address, then introduced myself as a constituent volunteering for Breast Cancer Now and asked if I could arrange a meeting to discuss breast cancer in person. Within two days I received an email back suggesting a suitable date. It was really straight forward arranging my meeting with them to discuss Breast Cancer Now’s work on the postcode lottery in breast cancer services."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At the meeting: "I introduced myself and I discussed how breast cancer had affected me directly and why I had got involved with Breast Cancer Now. We then discussed breast cancer services at a local level and how he could help by contacting the chair of his local Cancer Alliance. We also talked about how he can help with any local events that I running and any national cpaigns as he was an Ambassador for Breast Cancer Now."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Following up: "I left the meeting having agreed to invite him to any local event and if he was free then he would happily attend and support us. I ce out of the meeting feeling empowered and really pleased with my first encounter with a MP. Did I think it would be a lot more difficult to get access to my local MP - Yes!! But it was very straightforward and I ready to see my second MP who is my partner’s local MP next week."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

 image by Breast Cancer (@breast.cancer.care) with caption : "Having had been diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago, Catherine McCloskey is a Local Representative for @breastcanc" - 1823457800036870253
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Having had been diagnosed with breast cancer 10 years ago, Catherine McCloskey is a Local Representative for @breastcancernow. And she was inspired to meet with her local MP to help make sure breast cancer is at top of the political agenda. 🙋‍♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ "After attending my first training day as a representative in Leeds, I googled my MP and got an email address, then introduced myself as a constituent volunteering for Breast Cancer Now and asked if I could arrange a meeting to discuss breast cancer in person. Within two days I received an email back suggesting a suitable date. It was really straight forward arranging my meeting with them to discuss Breast Cancer Now’s work on the postcode lottery in breast cancer services."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ At the meeting: "I introduced myself and I discussed how breast cancer had affected me directly and why I had got involved with Breast Cancer Now. We then discussed breast cancer services at a local level and how he could help by contacting the chair of his local Cancer Alliance. We also talked about how he can help with any local events that I running and any national cpaigns as he was an Ambassador for Breast Cancer Now."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Following up: "I left the meeting having agreed to invite him to any local event and if he was free then he would happily attend and support us. I ce out of the meeting feeling empowered and really pleased with my first encounter with a MP. Did I think it would be a lot more difficult to get access to my local MP - Yes!! But it was very straightforward and I ready to see my second MP who is my partner’s local MP next week."⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀

 image by Breast Cancer (@breast.cancer.care) with caption : "🔬 In the light of this week's news about a study showing T cell immunotherapy eliminated one patient’s advanced breast c" - 1823438058798558274
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🔬 In the light of this week's news about a study showing T cell immunotherapy eliminated one patient’s advanced breast cancer, we revisit the emerging field of chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cell therapy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ A type of immune cell known as T cells are shaping up to be the main players in the development of immunotherapies; CAR T cell therapy takes this one step further – genetically altering T cells so that they specifically recognise and attack proteins found on cancer cells. Patients provide a sample, which their T cells are extracted from and ‘reprogrammed’ to recognise a specific target protein found on the patient’s tumour. Large quantities of the T cells will then be grown in the lab before being injected back into the patient where they will seek out the target protein on cancer cells and attack.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Over recent years there has been an explosion in research into immunotherapies, with great progress being made. Although researchers also face the major challenge of ensuring that CAR T cells are safe for patients, they still hold great promise for the future. Breast cancer patients urgently need highly targeted, effective treatments that both minimise side effects and reduce the risk of recurrence, and immunotherapies may be able to meet this need.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To read our blog click the link in our bio.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ .⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀