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Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) Announces Recipients of 2008 Komen Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction

DALLAS, Dec. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Two researchers who translate math into better patient care and one scientist focused on stopping breast cancer in its tracks are this year's winners of the Komen Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction in basic research and clinical research. They will be honored Dec. 11 in San Antonio, Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R) announced today.


Award recipients will be formally recognized during the 31st annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), a major international gathering of breast cancer researchers, clinicians and patient advocacy organizations, held Dec. 11-14 in San Antonio, Texas. The three recipients will deliver lectures for SABCS attendees at 4:15 p.m.Dec. 11 in Exhibit Hall D of the Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center. Each will receive a cash award of $25,000 and a crystal award.

    WHAT:   Komen for the Cure honors researchers at San Antonio Breast Cancer

    WHEN:   Thursday, Dec. 11, 2008, 4:15 p.m.

    WHERE:  Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center, Exhibit Hall D.

    WHO:    Patricia Steeg, Ph.D. Chief of Women's Cancers Section, Center for
            Cancer Research, National Cancer Institute; Richard Gelber, Ph.D.
            Professor of Pediatrics (Biostatistics), Harvard Medical School;
            Aron Goldhirsch, M.D. Director of the Dept. of Medicine, European
            Institute of Oncology, Milan, Italy.

    EXTRAS: Awardees, Komen's CEO and Chief Scientific Advisor available for

About Susan G. Komen for the Cure(R)

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(R) 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 $1.2 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 or call 1-877 GO KOMEN.

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