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The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

BCRF Researcher Profile:
Meet James Ford, MD

"Having the ability to take information and discoveries back and forth between the lab and the clinic will help us identify not only new therapies but also ideas for prevention or early detection of breast cancer." Read More...

Where Do BCRF Dollars Go?

The following is the second in a series of pieces describing the impact on breast cancer research and treatment that your donations to BCRF have made.

The ultimate goal of any breast cancer research is cure and prevention. As the scope of BCRF funding has expanded, we have organized our projects dedicated to "Finding the Cure" into four main areas.

The first category, called Clinical Innovations, consists of studies seeking to improve currently available therapies through adjusting dosage, schedule, and combination with other forms of therapies. The second group, Staying Healthy, focuses on breast cancer survivors and includes efforts to develop clinical interventions that help minimize risk of recurrence and metastasis. Also in this group, there are several studies on natural supplements and complementary medicine that aim to alleviate the lingering side-effects from cancer treatment and to prevent the return and spread of breast cancer.

The third category is Clinical Trials, which take place around the world and cover all subtypes of breast cancer. The fourth group, Path Towards Personalized Medicine, includes efforts that lay the groundwork for individualized medical care. The National Cancer Institute defines personalized medicine as "a form of medicine that uses information about a person's genes, proteins, and environment to prevent, diagnose, and treat disease." While individualizing treatment has always been a goal in medical care, scientific technology has finally caught up to make that objective more attainable than ever before. These studies, in conjunction with the group of BCRF projects dedicated to "Finding the Cause," will help us achieve the goal of eradicating breast cancer in our lifetime. Read More...

BCRF Researcher Spotlight!

Dr. Jill Bargonetti discusses the direction of future breast cancer treatments emphasizing targeted therapies without harmful side-effects to patients. Video courtesy of CUNY TV.

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Research makes a difference, so can you!

Master Lock Game

How else can you support a great cause? By playing a game to support The Breast Cancer Research Foundation! In an effort to "unlock" a cure for breast cancer, Master Lock is challenging YOU to help the company raise funds for BCRF. Every time you beat a level on the new Master Lock Memory Facebook game, Master Lock will make a donation to BCRF, up to $25,000 in 2011. Beat the first level and we'll donate $0.01. Beat the second level and we'll donate an additional $0.02, and so on and so on.


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BCRF Golf Classic - July 18, 2011

The 2nd Annual BCRF Golf Classic, co-chaired by William P. Lauder and Paul Fireman, will take place at Liberty National Golf Course in Jersey City, NJ. The event includes brunch and warm up, golf tournament, cocktails, viewing of a private car collection, dinner and awards.


Conga IV Ride for Breast Cancer

From all over the U.S. and Canada, bikers will ride in support of a cure for breast cancer in the Conga IV Ride, meeting in Shell, WY July 14-17, 2011. Start your own line of bikes! The Conga IV motto is "Help us kick breast cancer to the curb!" Support Conga IV through Time For Research!


Proven Winners® ColorChoice® Flowering Shrubs of Spring Meadow Nursery

Invincibelle Spirit is the first pink 'Annabelle' hydrangea that is the perfect addition to your garden. Heat-tolerant and hardy, the plant is a rebloomer that flowers year after year, even after harsh winters. With the goal of raising $1 million for breast cancer research, $1.00 for every plant sold is donated to BCRF. Available at Better Garden Centers across the US and Canada.


Question of the Month

Test your knowledge of breast cancer!

What is triple negative breast cancer?


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