Breast Cancer Research

Funding Research

Funding Breast Cancer Research


In partnership with the American Cancer Society®, Athena® is helping fund vital research that may one day lead to a cure. From 1971 to 2010, the Society awarded about $450.7 million in breast cancer research and training grants.1 American Cancer Society-funded research has led to the development of lifesaving drugs, as well as to the discovery of genes linked to breast cancer.1 Since 2011, the Society has awarded $46.4 million in breast cancer research and training grants. Currently, it is funding $86 million through 220 grants in areas including genetics, etiology, diagnostics and drug development, as well as studies in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and quality of life.1


Source:
1Breast Cancer Facts and Figures 2013-2014 (Download), http://www.cancer.org/Research/CancerFactsStatistics/breast-cancer-facts-figures