Preventing Breast Cancer the Focus of 2009-2010 Susan G. Komen for the Cure Promise Grants
Komen’s $450 million in research funding since its founding in 1982 has touched every major development in breast cancer treatments during the past 27 years. In the last three years alone, Komen has invested more than $230 million in research projects in the U.S. and internationally.
About the Request for Applications
These upcoming grants will run from three to five years with amounts up to $5 million. Applications for the grants will be accepted until July 15, 2009.
In order to be considered for funding, researchers must be able to prove their prevention approach is worthwhile and must start testing it on humans before the five-year grant expires. The grants are aimed especially at novel approaches to breast cancer prevention. Grant applicants should also describe how their findings from early phase trials will lead to more advanced testing and ultimately to a prevention for breast cancer.
Research designed to prevent breast cancer from recurring will not be considered for the 2009-2010 Promise Grants, but these grants may be used to support drug formulation, dietary and/or behavioral formulas, or previously untested novel methods.
Komen for the Cure will be accepting applications from U.S. and international researchers but they must work for nonprofit institutions or organizations. The grant allows for the involvement of industry partners, however they can not be reimbursed for any fee or profit.
Interested applicants can visit http://ww5.komen.org/researchgrants/grantprograms.html for details. The anticipated start of funding for these prevention Promise Grants is May 2010.
About Susan G. Komen for the Cure®
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.3 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world. For more information about Susan G. Komen for the Cure, breast health or breast cancer, visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.