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Breast cancer knows no boundaries and touches lives in every corner of the globe. While progress has been made in the fight against this disease, there is still work to be done – from enhancing awareness in countries around the world to raising funds for lifesaving medical research.

BREAST CANCER AROUND THE WORLD

  • 1 in 4

    Breast cancer now represents one in four of all cancers in women worldwide.
    Source: Breast Cancer Research Foundation

  • Most Common Cancer in Women Worldwide

    Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women worldwide and is increasing particularly in developing countries where the majority of cases are diagnosed in late stages.
    Source: World Health Organization (WHO)

  • 1.8 M in 2013

    An estimated 1.8 million new cases of breast cancer were diagnosed worldwide in 2013. One in 18 women around the world, between birth and age 79, developed breast cancer in 2013
    Source: Global Burden of Disease Cancer Collaboration

How does a donation support the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF)?

  • $25
    = 1/2 Hour of research
  • $50
    = 1 Hour of research

We support all areas of
BCRF-funded research

  • TUMOR BIOLOGY
    Understanding how cancer cells spread from the breast to vital organs like the brain, lungs, liver and bone.

  • LIFESTYLE & PREVENTION
    Exploring association of obesity and breast cancer risk.

  • SURVIVORSHIP
    Understanding how treatment affects memory and cognition.

  • HEREDITY & ETHNICITY
    Understanding how BRCA1/BRCA2 gene mutations increase risk and developing new treatments for BRCA cancers.

  • TREATMENT
    Developing new treatments for triple-negative breast cancer.

  • METASTASIS
    The development of a blood-based tool to detect metastasis before a tumor can grow.