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Susan G. Komen For The Cure(R) to Invest $60 Million in Research to Accelerate Breast Cancer Cures, Eliminate Disparities, Improve Diagnoses
Date:4/7/2009

u>. This $6.4 million Komen Promise Grant co-funded by the Triple Negative Breast Cancer Foundation (TNBCF) will investigate ways to add a new drug, along with chemotherapy, to fight triple negative breast cancer. Scientists will also look for ways to predict which therapies will prove most effective for triple negative breast cancer patients. This is the first time a nonprofit organization has pledged funding to a Promise Grant, the result of a partnership between TNBCF and Komen to explore treatments for this aggressive form of breast cancer.
  • Indiana University, Indianapolis. This $5.8 million Promise Grant will aim to establish biomarkers that doctors can use to better predict which breast cancer patients will benefit from the drug Avastin, and which cancer patients will suffer significant side effects from its use.
  • M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, and Duke University, Durham, N.C. This $6.8 million Promise Grant will be shared between the two institutions to study early detection and prevention strategies for an aggressive form of breast cancer known as estrogen receptor-negative.
  • Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia. This $6.7 million Promise Grant focuses on identifying biomarkers to predict treatment response and to match patients to the treatment best for them.

  • "Komen's infusion of millions of dollars into research projects means that promising research designed to treat and ultimately eradicate breast ca
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