Researchers are constantly searching for new and better ways to treat breast cancer.
Advances over the last 40 years have increased survival and improved the quality of life for breast cancer survivors. Therapies now under study should continue this progress into the future.
Our commitment to research
Research is one of our best weapons against breast cancer. Over the past 30 years, it’s fueled our knowledge of breast cancer and helped us understand that breast cancer is not just a single disease but many diseases, unique to each individual.
Komen’s funding has provided more than $889M to researchers in 49 states and 20 countries to support research that has resulted in a better understanding of breast cancer; earlier detection; personalized, less invasive treatments for what was once a “one-treatment-fits-all” disease; and improved survival rates.
Learn more about our continuing investment in research, because nothing would make us happier than ending breast cancer forever.
Perhaps the most promising new treatments are targeted therapies. Unlike many of today's standard treatments, targeted therapies attack only cancer cells and leave healthy cells alone. So, they may help limit side effects and improve survival.
Learn about new therapies currently under study in the following areas:
Research is ongoing to improve all areas of treatment for breast cancer.
New therapies are being studied in clinical trials all the time. The results of these studies will decide whether these therapies become part of standard care.
After discussing the benefits and risks with your health care provider, we encourage you to consider joining a clinical trial.
BreastCancerTrials.org in collaboration with Susan G. Komen offers a custom matching service to help you find a clinical trial that fits your health needs.
Learn more about clinical trials.
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