Since 2009, TNBC Foundation has supported the discovery of promising new treatments for triple negative breast cancer patients through a Susan G. Komen Promise Grant. These multi-year multi-million dollar grants seek to answer the most difficult questions in breast cancer. “This type of research is exactly what we’ve been looking for," said Hayley Dinerman, co-founder and Acting Executive Director. “By co-funding a Promise Grant with Susan G. Komen, we can be certain that the project chosen will be an important, multi-faceted, multi-institutional triple negative-specific research initiative with real world clinical impact.”
About Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation
Launched in 2006 in honor of Nancy Block-Zenna, a young woman who was diagnosed at age 35 with triple negative breast cancer and died less than three years later, the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation focuses on raising awareness and supporting research to find a cure for the disease. For more information about TNBC or "triple negative" breast cancer, visit http://www.tnbcfoundation.org.
About Triple Negative Breast Cancer
It is now commonly understood that most breast cancers are characterized by the presence of three receptors (proteins found inside or on the surface of breast cells): estrogen, progesterone and HER2. These receptors are not “expressed” in women with triple negative breast cancer – hence the name. Since most treatments available today are aimed at those receptors, TNBC is difficult to treat, and the tumors are often more aggressive. TNBC represents approximately 15 percent of all breast cancer cases.
Learn more about TNBC here.
Our corporate partners and sponsors are passionate about their involvement with us, engaging their customers, employees and communities in our mission to save lives and end breast cancer. Through their generosity, we educate millions of women and families about breast cancer and raise crucial funds for breast cancer research, education, screening and treatment. We strive to serve as a valuable nonprofit partner by developing partnerships that are beneficial for the consumer, the company and for our mission.
Show your support of our partners working toward Komen's mission of ending breast cancer.
"I'll do whatever it takes to keep fighting." - Kathleen