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Winners of the James Dyson Award hope their device will battle breast cancer

The UK National winners of the prestigious James Dyson Award have been announced – with this year’s winning invention poised to help form an important tool in the early detection of breast cancer.

Every year there are 11,500 breast cancer deaths in the UK – making the disease the 2nd most common cause of cancer death in the UK. Despite this, many women are failing to perform their monthly checks, with 64% of women aged 18-35 admitting they don’t conduct self-examinations on a regular basis, according to data from Cancer Research UK and CoppaFeel!.

Early detection is vital in breast cancer treatment and the winning invention of the UK James Dyson Award 2022, ‘Dotplot’, is hoping to help women complete consistent checks and track any changes they may find.

Ryan spoke to James Dyson Award winners Debra Babalola and Shefali Bohra.

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