In October 2009, BCRF awarded nearly $28.5 million in grants to 173 deserving scientists at the very best medical research centers across the United States, Canada, Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Australia. This year's Symposium topic was Breast Cancer is a Global Problem, BCRF is Part of the Solution. It featured a panel of six of the world's leading breast cancer experts. Over $2 million was raised and nearly 1,100 guests attended.
Elizabeth Hurley received the Humanitarian Award from The Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). The award was presented by Leonard Lauder at the BCRF Symposium and Annual Awards Luncheon for her singular role in raising global awareness of breast cancer, and the importance of investing in scientific discovery as the key to prevention and cure. A research grant was also announced in her name.
The Jill Rose Award for outstanding research excellence honored Martine J. Piccart-Gebhart, MD, PhD, founder and chair of the Breast International Group/TransBIG, and Director of Medicine, Institut Jules Bordet, in recognition of her outstanding translational research initiatives which have been central to the development of effective new treatments for breast cancer.
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