#NBCAM Breast Cancer Research: Progress Toward the Cures

Breast Cancer Research: Progress Toward the Cures

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Because of medical research leading to effective treatments and earlier diagnosis, the death rate for breast cancer is 34 percent lower than it was 25 years ago. Today, more than 3 million people in the U.S. are breast cancer survivors. Susan G. Komen®’s investment in medical research over the past 30 years has contributed to many of the advances that now help women and men affected by breast cancer live longer and healthier lives.

Major changes have had an impact, including:

  • Increase in awareness, screening, and early detection
  • Less invasive surgery
  • Improvements in breast reconstruction
  • More effective chemotherapy
  • More effective hormonal therapy
  • Development and use of targeted therapy
  • Extended survival and better tolerated treatment for metastatic disease
  • Dramatic changes in quality of life for survivors
  • Widespread option for conservative surgery
  • Extensive use of sentinel node biopsy

Learn more about Komen’s research accomplishments: http://ww5.komen.org/WhatWeDo/WeFundResearch/ResearchAccomplishments/ResearchAccomplishments.html.

Follow along all month-long as we celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month on the various digital platforms of Komen Kansas City and use the hashtag #BCJourney to join in the conversation.

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#NBCAM Breast Cancer Research: Susan G. Komen’s Impact

Breast Cancer Research: Komen’s Impact

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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.

Susan G. Komen® funds more breast cancer research than any other nonprofit, while also delivering real-time help to those facing the disease. Since 1982, Komen has funded more than $800 million in research. Thanks to the generosity of donors and supporters, Komen is funding lifesaving research in all areas of breast cancer, from basic biology to prevention to treatment and to survivorship.

With continued support, this scientific research will address some of the most pressing issues in breast cancer today:

  • Identifying and improving methods of early detection
  • Ensuring more accurate diagnoses
  • Developing new approaches to prevention
  • Enabling personalized treatments based on breast cancer subtypes and the genetic make-up of a tumor

Komen also continues to support all levels of breast cancer researchers, scientific research and clinical trials, research partnerships and collaborations, scientific conferences and research education.

Read more about the impact of Susan G. Komen-funded breast cancer research: http://ww5.komen.org/WhatWeDo/WeFundResearch/WeFundResearch.html.

Follow along all month-long as we celebrate National Breast Cancer Awareness Month on the various digital platforms of Komen Kansas City and use the hashtag #BCJourney to join in the conversation.

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