OCTOBER IS BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
Avon Breast Cancer Crusade Impact – Centers of Excellence and Research Initiatives
Avon Centers of Excellence: Located in seven urban hubs across the US, Avon Centers of Excellence are major academic institutions that advance scientific research and ensure that underserved communities have access to state-of-the-art breast cancer care.
Research: We invest in research on the prevention, diagnostics, and treatment of breast cancer so that individuals – specifically those living with the metastatic disease or other sub-types with few existing therapies – have as many options as possible. Current projects examine a number of issues, including the role of diet and metastatic breast cancer growth; the pathways by which tumor cells circulate around the body; and the identification of unique biomarkers for triple negative breast cancer.
|October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month
What is the ultimate goal in the fight against breast cancer? To end it. But just as important as the countless hours and billions of dollars of research still needed to better understand the disease, is the ability for us to provide quality and timely access to care for all women, no matter their socioeconomic status. When it comes to treating women with breast cancer – it’s about equity, not equality.
The Avon Breast Cancer Crusade supports seven major academic medical centers across the United States—our Centers of Excellence—that are focused on two primary goals: providing the highest quality and access to care and performing cutting-edge research to improve a patient’s chance to achieve the best possible outcome.
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We’re half-way through Breast Cancer Awareness Month and we need your support to raise critical dollars to continue this work.
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