Currently, three Phase II clinical trials are investigating new
targets and treatments for triple negative breast cancer, a form of
breast cancer that does not respond well to current therapies. Dr.
Nancy Davidson, Director of Breast Cancer Services, Johns Hopkins
Medical Center, accepted the grant.
* Johns Hopkins Medical Center (Baltimore, MD) received a grant of
$1,250,000 to support two areas: cutting-edge breast cancer research
at the Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center at Johns Hopkins, a
NCI-Comprehensive Cancer Center recognized worldwide for excellence;
and outreach to the medically underserved through the Avon
Foundation Breast Center at Johns Hopkins, a comprehensive, multi
disciplinary breast care center offering a full spectrum of clinical
and support services. Patient navigator nurse and breast cancer
survivor Deb Stewart accepted the grant.
* Capital Breast Care Center (Washington, D.C.), which is run in
partnership by Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center of Georgetown
University, an NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center, and
Medstar Health, received a grant for $800,000 to support critical
safety net services to medically underserved women in the Washington
DC metropolitan area. The grant continues the Avon Foundation
commitment to reverse striking disparities in breast health care in
the DC area. Capital Breast Care Center Executive Director Amari
Sokoya Pearson-Fields accepted the grant.
* Adventist Health Care (Rockville, MD), a non-profit corporation and
parent company of a diversified healthcare system of hospitals, home
health agencies and other health care services, received a grant of
$500,000 to support the
|SOURCE Avon Foundation|
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