The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving the end of breast cancer. They provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis, and survivorship.
Since its founding in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, BCRF has raised a billion dollars to fuel its mission to be the end of breast cancer. Through a unique and streamlined grants program, we seek out the brightest minds in science and medicine and give them the necessary resources to pursue their best ideas. This enables researchers to make discoveries and design new approaches to address all aspects of breast cancer—and do so in record time.
In 2021-2022, BCRF will award $47.5 million in annual grants to 250 scientists from top universities and medical institutions around the globe. In addition, BCRF has established the Evelyn H. Lauder Founder's Fund, a multi-year international program to unravel the biology of metastasis. It is the largest privately funded project exclusively focused on metastasis in the world.
The thousands of women and men suffering from breast cancer today depend on BCRF. No institution can conquer this disease alone. Together, we can.
Our mission is to prevent and cure breast cancer by advancing the world's most promising research.
Breast cancer knows no age, gender or race. As the most common cancer in women worldwide and the second most common cancer overall, it remains a fact of life. Nearly 1.7 million women around the globe were diagnosed in 2012, and incidence rates are on the rise.
That's because breast cancer has no boundaries. It is the leading cause of cancer death in the world's poorest countries and the second leading cause of cancer death in American women. The developing world is experiencing higher mortality rates than ever before due to a lack of screening and access to treatment, and we are seeing disparities right here at home as social and economic factors create barriers to proper diagnosis and care.
We want to put an end to breast cancer. Our goal: No more fear. No more hospital visits. No more side effects or needless suffering. No more loved ones lost to breast cancer.
The only way to achieve this goal is through research. Research is revolutionizing our understanding of cancer. Research is leading us to the core of this insidious disease. Research is transforming lives every day as women and men get the help they need.
We believe research—and research alone—has the power to bring an end to cancer. We know what needs to be done, and we have nearly 275 researchers urgently working on solutions to one of the world's greatest problems.
Until the number of deaths from breast cancer is zero, we will not stop. Join us, and help fuel the research of tomorrow needed to save lives today. Everyone can be part of the solution. We are all part of the cure.
The end of cancer begins with you.