Breast Cancer Research

Funding Research

Funding Breast Cancer Research

In partnership with the American Cancer Society®, Athena® is helping fund vital research that may one day lead to a cure. From 1971 to 2010, the Society awarded about $450.7 million in breast cancer research and training grants.1 American Cancer Society-funded research has led to the development of life-saving drugs, as well as to the discovery of genes linked to breast cancer.1 Since 2011, the Society has awarded $46.4 million in breast cancer research and training grants. Currently, it is funding $86 million through 220 grants in areas including genetics, etiology, diagnostics and drug development, as well as studies in prevention, diagnosis, treatment and quality of life.1

1Breast Cancer Facts and Figures 2013-2014 (Download),