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  • Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction

    Established through a partnership between Susan G. Komen® and Brinker International in 1992, the Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction is a marquee award that recognizes pioneering work in breast cancer research and treatment. The Brinker Award honors leading scientists for their significant achievements and contributions to basic and translational science and clinical practice that have advanced the fight to save lives and realize our vision of a world without breast cancer. Since 1992, the roster of Komen Brinker Award laureates has grown to include names of researchers who have made the most significant advances in breast cancer research and medicine.

    The Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction is given annually in two categories.

    The Basic Science Award is presented to a researcherwhose scientific discoveries or novel technologies have added substantively to our understanding of breast cancerand the intrinsic molecular processes that drive the disease, and/or whose work has bridged the gap between basic research and patient care.

    The Clinical Research Award is presented to a clinical or translational researcher who has advanced the identification of new prevention, detection or treatment approaches for breast cancer and promoted their incorporation into clinical care.


    The Brinker Award has grown in prominence in the breast cancer community and is a marquee award for Komen.


    Congratulations to the 2013 Awardees 


    View list of Brinker Award recipients