Susan G. Komen is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Komen funds groundbreaking research, community health and advocacy programs globally. The website includes information to help you better understand breast cancer risk factors, screening, diagnosis, treatment and metastatic breast cancer.
Komen on Early Detection
Although many breast cancers can be successfully treated when caught early, some breast cancers are aggressive and can spread to other organs, or recur at a future time, even when women and men “do everything right.” This is what metastatic breast cancer is — incurable, Stage IV disease — and what is responsible for most of the more than 41,000 lives lost to breast cancer each year in the U.S. While early detection remains one of the best defenses against the disease, everyone deserves access to lifesaving care at every Stage, especially those living with incurable metastatic breast cancer who need research to find treatments and cures.
For breast health or breast cancer information, call the Komen Breast Care Helpline: 1-877 GO KOMEN (1-877-465-6636).
BCRF is the largest private funder of breast cancer research worldwide. Areas of focus include tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis and survivorship. BCRF is committed to bringing an end to cancer by advancing the world's most promising research.
Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C) raises funds to accelerate the pace of research to get new therapies to patients quickly and save lives now. A division of the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF), the group was established in 2008 by film and media leaders who utilize the industry’s resources to engage the public in supporting a new, collaborative model of cancer research, and to increase awareness about cancer prevention as well as progress being made in the fight against the disease.