Finding the Cures Through 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’s goal is to “energize science to find the cures.”

Komen’s commitment to supporting life-saving research has never been stronger. Building on 30 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.

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Consider this:

  • 25 percent of Komen Charlotte’s net income supports breast cancer research.
  • Thanks to our supporters, Komen Charlotte contributed $440,000 for research in 2014.
  • Since its founding in 1997, Komen Charlotte has contributed nearly $5.3 million for research.

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 about research studies being funded by Susan G. Komen, including those being conducted at many North Carolina Universities including Duke University and University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill.