California Agency Will Give $23 Million for Breast Cancer Research
On Tuesday, the California Breast Cancer Research Program announced that it will award $23 million for research on environmental causes and other risk factors of breast cancer, the San Francisco Chronicle reports.
Program leaders made the announcement in San Diego at the annual convention of the American Association of Cancer Research (San Francisco Chronicle, 4/18).
Grants will go to 10 projects in three larger areas that program officials say are often overlooked in national fundraising efforts. The three areas are:
- Environmental factors' effect on breast cancer;
- Implications of ethnic, racial and other disparities for breast cancer incidence and survival; and
- The compound effect of multiple factors on breast cancer (California Breast Cancer Research Program release, 4/10).
Funds will also be allocated to two large studies involving more than 330,000 women (San Francisco Chronicle, 4/18). This is part of the California Healthline Daily Edition, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.