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Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Announces Largest Grants Slate Ever: $100 Million to Speed Delivery of Breast Cancer Discoveries, Cures
Date:4/21/2008

'Promise Grants' Offer Individuals, Corporations Unique Opportunities to

Invest in Significant Collaborative Research Ventures

DALLAS, April 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R), the world's largest breast cancer organization, today announced the awarding of more than $100 million in research grants, representing the largest single-year investment in research in the organization's 26-year history and a 30 percent increase over last year's award total of $77 million. The 2008 grants slate moves Komen for the Cure closer to accomplishing its goal of investing another $2 billion in breast cancer research and community health programs by 2017.

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With this year's slate of 143 grants, Komen for the Cure has fully activated new funding mechanisms designed to speed the discovery and delivery of the cures for breast cancer. The 2008 slate funds projects designed to promote breast cancer research collaboration and cost efficiencies, arrive at reliable and replicable research results more quickly, motivate bright young investigators to commit to breast cancer research careers and keep career researchers intensely focused on breast cancer.

"We've made it clear that our money will fund projects that focus on ways to significantly reduce breast cancer incidence and mortality within the next ten years," said Susan G. Komen for the Cure President and CEO Hala Moddelmog.

Specifically, Komen for the Cure is funding research initiatives exploring key breast cancer issues, including genetic risks, risk modulation, breast cancer stem cells, new targets for breast cancer therapies, therapeutic vaccines, treatment resistance, the molecular basis for chemotherapeutic response, strategies for the reduction of tumor progression, the role of micro-environments, the role of specific pr
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