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A Message from Evelyn Lauder, Founder and Chairman
All of us live in an interconnected and unified world. That is why, in our sixteenth year, The Breast Cancer Research Foundation's focus is on our global reach. By including international projects in BCRF's portfolio, we have not only helped establish better care in areas of the world like Africa, The Middle East, Southeast Asia, and South America, but also collaborated with doctors and patients around the globe in ways that bring important insights back to the United States.
BCRF's Scientific Leaders Respond to the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force
There has been extensive discussion within the medical community and especially in the general press about a report from the United States Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF), a private-sector advisory body to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, that was published November 16, 2009 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. The most controversial aspect of the report was based on mathematical models using old data, which concluded that the best ratio of benefit over risk would accrue to mammographic screening every two years in the general population of women between the ages of 50 and 74 years old. This differed from the previous recommendation in 2002, which advised screening mammography every year starting at age 40. Read More...
BCRF Luncheon Focuses on Global Reach
The Breast Cancer Research Foundation announced its first international research grant in the fall of 2001. Today, researchers from five continents, whose reach extends to projects taking place in 28 countries, are part of that roster. This year's public symposium on October 28th at The Waldorf=Astoria revealed that BCRF's expanding scope of research on breast cancer around the world is not just a good idea for the women involved, but critical to the ongoing success of finding a cure and preventing the disease for women in all countries. Read More...
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The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® was founded in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder as an independent, not-for-profit 501(c) (3) organization dedicated to funding innovative clinical and translational research. The Foundation currently supports 172 scientists at top universities and academic medical centers worldwide conducting the most advanced and promising breast cancer research that will lead to prevention and a cure in our lifetime.