In order to ensure they are funding programs that address the specific unmet breast health needs of their communities, Komen Affiliates work with local medical experts and community leaders to conduct comprehensive community needs assessments. These community profiles are then used to establish local grant application and review processes consistent with Komen's standards and mission.
To effectively support our focus on reducing breast cancer incidence and/or deaths within the decade, Susan G. Komen research grants range from training awards that attract young investigators into the field of breast cancer to large Promise Grants supporting multiple integrated clinical and laboratory projects that come together to answer critical questions in breast cancer. Along this continuum, Komen supports Investigator Initiated Research Grants from established investigators and Career Catalyst Research Grants that seek to move promising young investigators toward research independence.
Our research focus has evolved over the years. In the beginning we focused on understanding the basic biology of breast cancer. As we learn more about the factors that make cancer cells grow and spread we are able to invest more in the translation of this knowledge into treatment, early detection and prevention.
For more information on Susan G. Komen research grants, please visit www.komen.org.