Breast Cancer Research Fund pledges $48.5 million to breast cancer research
"We are proud to announce BCRF's $48.5 million commitment to funding breast cancer research — making us the largest private funder of breast cancer research in the world this year," Myra Biblowit, president and CEO of BCRF, said. We have made research our mission because investing in research produces real results. Deaths from breast cancer have dropped 30 percent over the last 20 years. That is real progress, but we have much more to do."
Panelists will include Dr. Judy Garber and Dr. Nadine Tung, from Harvard Medical School. Kelly Tuthill, a journalist and survivor of breast cancer, will speak with Davina McNaney, another breast cancer survivor, who ran from Michigan to New York (466 miles) to raise money for breast cancer awareness.
The second symposium will be held on Oct. 29 at the Waldorf Astoria for the New York Symposium and Awards Luncheon. The main topic of this luncheon is “Progress in Killing Drug-Resistant Cancer Cells." Awards will also be presented. One of them, the Jill Rose Award, will be given to Harvard Medical School’s Dr. Joan Brugge for her work in the molecular and cellular biology of breast cancer.
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