Research is one of our best weapons against breast cancer. Over the past 30 years, it has 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 private nonprofit, while also delivering real-time help to those facing the disease. Since 1982, Komen has funded more than $920 million in research in 48 states and 21 countries. 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
- Enabling personalized treatments based on breast cancer subtypes and the genetic make-up of a tumor
- Understanding why some tumors metastasize, and others don’t
Komen also continues to support all levels of breast cancer researchers, from established investigators and leaders in the field to young scientists and clinicians who will serve as the next generation of leaders. And our research dollars help support not only scientific research and clinical trials, but also research partnerships and collaborations, scientific conferences and research education. Read more about the impact of Komen-funded research: