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Research Programs

Did you know that every major advance in the fight against breast cancer has been touched by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®? That we've provided more money for breast cancer research and community health programs than any entity besides the U.S. government? Komen for the Cure's goal is to "energize science to find the cures."

Komen’s commitment to supporting life-saving research has never been stronger. Building on 27 years of funding research to find the causes and cures of breast cancer, Komen continues its important new focus on research that will speed the translation of discoveries into reductions in breast cancer mortality and/or incidence within the next decade and on addressing disparities in breast cancer across populations.

A minimum of 25 percent of the net income from each domestic Affiliate supports the Komen for the Cure Grant Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world.

Information about National Research Programs

We have made a promise to end breast cancer forever – energizing science to find the cures is a critical part of this promise.   Click here to read more about some that are fulfilling this promise.

Komen by the Numbers in Ohio

  • Since 1998, Komen has awarded more than $9 million in research grants in Ohio. Click here to learn more about research grants awarded in 2013.
  • In 2013, Komen's $42 million research portfolio includes more than $1.6 million in new funding to researchers at three Ohio institutions.  Click here to read about a $1 million national research grant right here in Northeast Ohio at Case Western Reserve University.
  • The four Komen Affiliates in Ohio have invested $42.5 million in their local communities to support access to life-saving education, screening, treatment, and survivor support programs for the uninsured.

Komen by the Numbers Nationally

  • Komen also has funded $790 million in research globally, starting with Komen’s first grant in 1982 for $28,000.  In the past four years alone, Komen has provided $300 million to research programs.
  • During the past 30 years, Komen has invested more than $1.5 billion in community education and support programs worldwide.