More Exciting News About Our Research Funding!
Great news in the Lone Star State as breast cancer researchers will share $8.4 million in new research dollars from Komen to develop breakthrough drugs for common breast cancers, more effectively treat advanced forms of the disease, and improve breast cancer outcomes for Latinas!
And we are proud to say that with this year’s grants slate, our research investment in Texas now totals $85 million since we were founded in 1982!
The research grants augment more than $10 million in 2012 community health grants provided by Komen Affiliates in Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth, Austin, San Antonio, Waco, Plano, Tyler, Wichita Falls, Texarkana, El Paso, Amarillo and Lubbock. The community programs served hundreds of thousands of women, providing screenings, education, treatment assistance and financial and social support to Texans facing breast cancer.
As always, none of this research or progress of the past 30 years would be possible without the generosity of our partners and donors in communities, and we are so grateful for those who understand and support this vital work for all people facing breast cancer.
More detailed information on the Texas grants can be found within the full press release located here. For a complete list and description of our 2012 grants, including the new peer-reviewed Texas grants, is available here.*
All grants and awards are contingent upon receipt of a fully executed agreement.
*Web table only includes Komen peer-reviewed grants.
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Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.