As the largest non-government funder of breast cancer research, we support breast cancer researchers through a variety of grants. We also support the research community through partnerships and by investing in projects, programs and initiatives that develop research tools and resources. These tools and resources help accelerate scientific progress and drive results that will transform scientific discoveries into improvements in breast cancer care. Learn more about them below.
Preparing to donate tissue at a Komen Tissue Bank event in 2012.
We are collaborating with the Dr. Susan Love Foundation, The Young Survival Coalition and others to document the short- and long-term physical and emotional side effects of breast cancer treatments, as part of a larger Health Of Women Study (HOW) that eventually may help to identify risk factors and lead to prevention strategies for breast cancer. Almost every breast cancer survivor knows of these side effects—such as lymphedema, depression, mobility issues, “chemo brain,” loss of sexual appetite—but many don’t talk about them. This study is an opportunity to bring these issues front and center, so that we can do a better job of helping patients.
Read more about the work we support at academic institutions and nonprofit organizations across the globe through our research, community health and global programs.