Breast Cancer Research Unit

The Breast Cancer Research Unit is led by Dr Miriam Dwek. 

The research is concerned with the spread of breast cancer to secondary organs, a process known as "metastasis". 

Understanding key factors in the progression of breast cancer has the potential to revolutionise cancer patient care and treatment.

Our projects fall into three main areas:

We house and curate one of the largest breast cancer specimen collections in the UK. Patient tissue, serum, urine and DNA samples are accompanied by considerable clinical and patient follow up information. This unique resource allows us to undertake studies to correlate diet, lifestyle, treatment and other factors with breast cancer progression.


The Breast Cancer Research Unit undertakes projects in three interlinked areas.


Find out who makes the Breast Cancer Research Unit possible.


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