Research Programs

Did you know that every major advance in the fight against breast cancer has been touched by Susan G. Komen®? 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.”

In 1980, Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen®organization and the beginning of a global movement. What was started with $200 and a shoebox full of potential donor names has now grown into the world’s largest nonprofit source of funding for the fight against breast cancer. To date, we’ve invested more than $2.9 billion in groundbreaking research, community health outreach, advocacy and programs in more than 60 countries. Our efforts helped reduce deaths from breast cancer by 38 percent between 1989-2014 and we won’t stop until our promise is fulfilled. Visit komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on Facebook and Twitter.

 

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.