Research Programs

Did you know that every major advance in the fight against breast cancer has been touched by Susan G. Komen®? Or that we’ve provided more money for breast cancer research and community health programs than any entity besides the U.S. government? Komen’s mission is to save lives by investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.

Komen’s commitment to supporting life-saving research has never been stronger. Building on 35 years of funding research to find the causes and cures of breast cancer, Komen continues its important new focus on research that will speed the translation of discoveries into reductions in breast cancer mortality and/or incidence within the next decade and on addressing disparities in breast cancer across populations.

A minimum of 25 percent of the net income from each Affiliate supports the Komen Research, Evaluation and Scientific Program, which funds groundbreaking breast cancer research, meritorious awards and educational and scientific conferences around the world.

Highlighted Areas of Research

The following is a sample of the research Komen is currently funding.

Nutrition and Breast Cancer
Obesity and Breast Cancer
Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Early Detection
Breast Density
BRCA Genes and Breast Cancer
Precision Medicine: Targeted Therapies
Complementary and Integrative Therapies
Metastatic Breast Cancer
HER2 and Breast Cancer
Breast Cancer in Young Women
Immunotherapies and Vaccines

Information about National Research Programs

We have made a promise to end breast cancer forever – investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.   Click here to read more about some that are fulfilling this promise.