Grant Funding Available for Breast Cancer Research
Oakland, CA—October 9, 2003—The California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) announces its tenth cycle of research funding. Approximately $14 million will be available for grants beginning July 1, 2004 to California researchers seeking innovative approaches to preventing, treating, and curing breast cancer.
Scientists, researchers, clinicians, and community members with interest in breast cancer issues are encouraged to apply for funding. Special emphasis is given to under-researched topics.
"The California Breast Cancer Research Program often funds research that wouldn't be funded elsewhere," says Marion Kavanaugh-Lynch, Director of the CBCRP. "Revolutionary research is critical in the quest to reduce the incidence of the disease." For more information >
Created by the State Legislature in 1993, the CBCRP is the largest state-funded breast cancer research program in the nation and is administered by the University of California, Office of the President. To date, the CBCRP has awarded 569 grants to 62 scientific institutions and community entities, totaling nearly $150 million for research in California to prevent, treat, and cure breast cancer. Grants from the CBCRP fill gaps not traditionally funded by other research programs to jump-start new areas of investigation that push the boundaries of research and foster new collaborations. The CBCRP is funded through the voluntary tax check-off program on personal income tax form 540, the State tobacco tax, and individual contributions. For more information call 1.888.313.BCRP, or visit www.cbcrp.org.