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Breast Cancer Research

Komen Charlotte

When you donate to Komen Charlotte, you’re helping to find the cures for breast cancer!  Here’s how:

  • 25% of Komen Charlotte’s net income supports breast cancer research.
  • Thanks to you, Komen Charlotte contributed $550,000 for research in 2011.
  • Since its founding in 1997, Komen Charlotte has contributed more than $3.5 million for research.
  • When donations exceed expectations, Komen Charlotte has the option of directly co-funding research. 
    • Since 2008, Komen Charlotte has co-funded two Komen peer-reviewed North Carolina-based research grants as well as a clinical trial. 
    • The Affiliate has contributed $200,000 to these grants, over and above the 25% supporting research funds awarded by Komen Headquarters. 
    • To read about these grants, click here.


Komen Headquarters

  • In North Carolina alone, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® sponsors 35 breast cancer research grants totaling more than $15 million.  Projects include:  “Does Increased Glucose Uptake in Mammary Cells from African-American Women Predict Aggressive Triple-Negative Breast Cancer?” and “Vaccine Strategy to Treat and Prevent Resistance to Anti-estrogen Therapy in Breast Cancer."
  • Since 1982, Susan G. Komen for the Cure has invested nearly $685 million in research.
  • Susan G. Komen for the Cure is the largest non-governmental funder of breast cancer research in the world.
  • Komen grants have resulted in developing the drug therapies of Herceptin, Tamoxifen and aromatase inhibitors to treat breast cancer.
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