NBCF supported researcher, Dr Kara Britt decided to take up breast cancer research because of her mother.
Her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer when Kara was 21 years old. While studying a science degree at university, Kara wanted to use her passion for science to help her mother and others like her. So she made the decision to become a breast cancer researcher.
Once qualified, one of the hardest things for Kara was coming to terms with the fact that she wasn’t going to be able to cure her mum. She recalls sitting down with her mum before she passed away and explaining that science couldn’t help her situation at that moment in time.
Kara explains; “Unfortunately it was too late for my mum, and that was really hard, but I can save your sister, I can save your daughter or your grandmother. With your support I can continue this research and make sure that we one day will live in a world free of breast cancer.”
At the National Breast Cancer Foundation, we believe that research is the most effective way to improve the prevention, detection and treatment of breast cancer. We are so very grateful of the amazing researchers we support like Kara who have dedicated so much of their lives to breast cancer research.