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Grantees of the Avon Foundation Breast Cancer Prevention Research Initiative Gather in Houston to Report Interim Findings
Date:11/15/2007

t hosted the grantees in New York in 2006 and now we are together again at Baylor. Twelve months into this multi-year initiative we are sharing data and discussing barriers to success. We will go back to our research after this meeting with fresh ideas and approaches to more rapidly advance our studies."

Attendees include representatives from Baylor College of Medicine, Dana- Farber Cancer Institute, Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Johns Hopkins University, Marin County Department of Health, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center, University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Kansas Medical Center, University of Massachusetts Amherst, University of Michigan, University of Michigan School of Public Health, University of Missouri, University of Nebraska Medical Center, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and University of Wisconsin-Madison.

About the Avon Foundation and the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer Houston

The Avon Foundation is a 501(c)(3) public charity founded in 1955 to improve the lives of women and their families, with a mission now focused on breast cancer and domestic violence. Through 2007 Avon global philanthropy in 50 countries worldwide has raised and awarded more than $580 million, including $525 million raised by the Avon Breast Cancer Crusade to advance access to care and finding a cure. The major fundraising program is the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer series, and the first-ever Avon Walk Houston is slated for April 12-13, 2008. Baylor College of Medicine will be serving as the Medical Sponsor for the inaugural walk year in Houston. For more information: 866-505-AVON or visit http://www.avonfoundation.org.


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