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BCRF E-PRESS June 2012
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation

BCRF Researcher Profile:
Meet Lewis Cantley, PhD

"What we are doing today could not possibly have been done ten or even five years ago. First and foremost is our ability to sequence the human genome, which identifies mutational events that occur in genes (including cancer genes) in every patient. Decoding the genetic mutations of patients allows us to predict who is likely to benefit or not on standard of care. This is an example of personalized cancer in a very accurate and detailed way." Read More...

Report from the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, June 1-5

Gathering over 31,400 cancer professionals from around the world, the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) opened with a moving tribute to Evelyn H. Lauder, founder of The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). "Let us remember Evelyn, her vision, her verve, and her vibrancy," said Martin J. Murphy, Jr., PhD, Chairman of ASCO's Conquer Cancer Foundation. "Let us also pledge to redouble our commitment in her memory—a commitment to help create a future free of the fear of cancer."

Inherent in that commitment is the promise to constantly advance patient care, the purpose behind ASCO's Annual Meetings. As in previous years, this conference serves as a gateway for community practitioners to learn about the latest advances in cancer treatment and prevention, which could potentially be applied in their own clinical practices. BCRF grantees contributed 292 of the 2,487 accepted oral and poster presentations, which included studies on ovarian, skin, lung, and gastrointestinal cancers in addition to breast cancer.

Among the highlights of BCRF-funded investigators who were prominent in meeting presentations included studies targeting cancer metastasis (the spread of cancer), improving clinical care, developing interventions to address post-cancer treatment issues, and focusing on cancer prevention strategies.




Research makes a difference, so can you!

Apollo Tools proudly supports BCRF and the 'do-it-yourselfer' with a full line of pink tools and pink gardening tools. The pink kits make wonderful gifts for all occasions including graduations, birthdays, first apartments, weddings, and more. Prices vary from $7.99 to $99.99 with a donation up to $3, per purchase, to BCRF depending on the product. Available online at or at your local Target, Sears or Walmart stores.

Question of the Month

Test your knowledge of breast cancer!

How many women around the world are diagnosed with breast cancer each year?


Everett Area School District Students Raise $5,500 For BCRF

Through their "Delay for Change" fundraiser, 1,400 students raised $5,500 in honor of their beloved teacher, Linda Dodson, a breast cancer survivor. "She shows us every day that challenges even as great as breast cancer are no match for sheer determination and unyielding perseverance." said one of the students. Visit LiveLifeLikeLindy and support Linda through her Time For Research campaign!


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Maria & Larry Baum and Lisa & Richard Perry will Co-Chair an inaugural event to benefit BCRF: The Hamptons Paddle & Party For Pink. The event will take place on Saturday, August 11th at the residence of Lisa and Richard Perry in North Haven, NY, and includes a Paddle Board Race at 4pm and a Sunset Party at 6pm. A variety of Sponsorship and Lounge packages are available, and a limited number of Paddle Only tickets. Click for more information, and to purchase packages and tickets.


"Go Pink Chic" while helping the fight against breast cancer when you purchase one of the select participating styles from Eric Javits Inc. will donate 30% per purchase from these carefully selected styles to BCRF.


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