Breast Cancer Awareness Month (BCAM) is an annual international health campaign organized by major breast cancer charities every October to increase awareness of the disease and to raise funds for research into its cause, prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure. The campaign also offers information and support to those affected by breast cancer.
BCAM was founded in 1985, the aim being from the start to promote mammography as the most effective weapon in the fight against breast cancer.
Mammography is indeed a way to spot bumps, but more efforts are needed to fight breast cancer. At CREATE Health the researchers focus on developing complementary new techniques based on biomarkers to earlier diagnose as well as to stratify patients in relation to diagnosis and prognosis to identify the right treatment to the right patient at the right time.
CREATE Health is a Strategic Centre for Translational Cancer research mainly located at Medicon Village in Lund. The Centre is funded mainly by the Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation and VINNOVA. By integrating clinicians and researchers from Lund University Hospital with researchers from the Faculties of Medicine, Natural Sciences and Engineering using a superbly equipped and integrated “omics” platform, concentrated in a single area, a centre unique in its kind has been created.
The vision of CREATE Health is to use an integrative approach to develop novel diagnostics and therapeutics, based on identified markers and molecular signatures and to create a substantial social impact for the patient, through direct application of research for selection of an optimal, individually-based, cancer treatment.
Our most important achievements during last year was that we
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Last updated: 2014-10-15