Breast Cancer Review

Breast Cancer Foundations

Breast cancer foundations bring together all sorts of alliances of people and organizations to work together in the prevention, recovery, survival, and cure of breast cancer. Foundations have areas of concern that may provide research programs, educational programs, public awareness, policy influence, research grant awards, volunteer organizations, non-profit fundraising, service delivery, patient advocacy, screening procedures, treatment methods, community outreach programs, or support systems.

Susan G. Komen

The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation was started in 1982 and has been a leader in fighting breast cancer ever since. It has a network of national and international Affiliates that promote the Foundation’s goals of eradicating breast cancer as a life-threatening disease. The Komen Foundation Award and Research Grant Program, the Komen Affiliate Grant Program, and the National Toll-Free Breast Care Helpline are some of the programs funded by this breast cancer foundation.

Dr. Susan Love

The Dr. Susan Love Breast Cancer Research Foundation has a long history also and is dedicated to defeating breast cancer through innovative approaches and through development of educational, advocacy and research programs. Dr. Love’s mission is to “end breast cancer in ten years” through new approaches to breast cancer research that will find ways of preventing women from ever getting the disease. The Foundation recently assembled its National Scientific Advisory Board who will supervise their research programs and guide its grant awards.

National Breast Cancer Foundation

The National Breast Cancer Foundation is based in Texas and focuses its goals on saving lives through breast cancer education, increased awareness of breast cancer, early detection of breast cancer and availability of mammograms to many women who could not otherwise afford them. The Foundation has provided funds to M. D. Anderson in Houston for research programs, Hospital San Pablo del Este in Puerto Rico, Free Mobile Mammography Program in New York City.

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation, founded in 1993 by Evelyn Lauder in New York City, dedicates its support to increasing awareness of breast health, preventing the disease and curing it with financial support for genetic and clinical research. In the ten years of its existence, the BCRF has increased its research projects to the point where it will award $18.7 million toward research in 2004-2005. In the December 2004 issue of Money Magazine, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation was named “One of the Best” charities in America, earning this high rating by keeping administrative and funding costs to low levels, and thus allowing this breast cancer foundation to contribute more of its funds to its awareness and research programs.

Janet Brown is a medical writer and graduate of Loyola University New Orleans. Her personal experiences with breast cancer have drawn her to her current work developing breast cancer patient education and awareness materials. She currently lives in Georgia.

Other Society

People Living With Cancer

United States National Library of Medicine

National Breast Cancer Foundation

Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation

Health Coverage from Health Insurance .org

WebMD Health

Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation

National Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Y-ME National Breast Cancer Foundation

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Abramson Cancer Center of the University of Pennsylvania

Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation

Women’s Information Network Against Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer

Cancer News On the Net

Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition

Mothers Supporting Daughters With Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Online

National Breast Cancer Coalition

Breast Cancer Fund

Breast Cancer Action

Breast Cancer Care

Breast Cancer Campaign

Cancer BACUP

Canadian Breast Cancer Network

Breast Cancer Society of Canada

Breast Cancer Action – Ottawa

Info Breast Cancer

Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation

National Breast Cancer Centre

National Breast Cancer Foundation

New South Wales Breast Cancer Institute

Breast Cancer Resources

American Cancer

Cancer Fundraising Walks
Breast Cancer Foundations
Susan G. Komen
Making Strides Against Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer Runs
Awareness Jewelry
About Pink Ribbons
Breast Cancer Stamps


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