Breakthrough Generations - The UK study of the causes of breast cancer
What is The Breakthrough Generations Study?
It is a very large national study of the causes of breast cancer, which will include many tens of thousands of women in the UK
It will have a unique focus and scale and will continue to give information for the next 40 years and longer, although the first results on breast cancer causes will be ready much sooner than that, in a few years from now
Over time it will be possible to compare the risk factors in the women who develop breast cancer with those who do not, to find out which factors are predictive of breast cancer occurrence, and which lead to reduced risk