About The Genesis Appeal

Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention is the only UK charity entirely dedicated to the PREDICTION and PREVENTION of breast cancer.

The Facts:


  • 1 in 10 women and 1 in 1,000 men will develop breast cancer during their lifetime.

  • Only 2% of all cancer research funding is spent on prevention.

  • After decades of research into new treatments, the disease continues to rise across the western world.

Differences in breast cancer statistics

Right across Europe 1 in 10 women will develop breast cancer at some time during their life. Here in the UK the charity Cancer Research UK has estimated that the risk may now be as high as 1 in 8 women. Our own expert, Professor Gareth Evans advises that the true rate in the UK is still actually around 1 in 10. Professor Evans’ reasons for this are:-

• The 1 in 8 rate only applies to women who live beyond 85 years of age
• It includes women who have only had pre-cancer changes
• It may double count some women who have had breast cancer twice.

Whichever statistic you take, the aim of the Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention is to turn things around until we see the rate fall to 1 in 11, then 1 in 12 and so on. Our ultimate goal is to stop the disease and make breast cancer preventable for everyone.

The Nightingale CentreThe Nightingale CentreThe Nightingale centre and Genesis Prevention Centre is Europe's first purpose-built breast cancer prevention centre. Fundraising PromiseWe are committed to good practice and are memvers of the FRSB. Find out about our fundraising promise. Get in TouchCall, email, fax or send us a letter. Breast Cancer Prevention and RiskClick here for more information on prevention and risk. National Hereditary HelplineClick here for more information on the helpline. The History of Genesis Breast Cancer PreventionInformation on how the charity started. Our MissionWhat Genesis Breast Cancer Prevention aims to achieve.

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