Promoting advances in breast cancer research and treatment.
Our Funding Priorities
Our funding priorities promote advances in breast cancer research and treatment. We provide financial support to research and programs that we believe are best positioned to move from the bench to the clinic. We interact directly with the physicians and researchers who we fund and follow our grantees and their work. This focus on breast cancer treatment and research has been a unique partnership between the consumer and the leadership of breast cancer research in Indiana.
Our funding priorities target:
Breast Cancer Prevention
We created the Catherine Peachey Breast Cancer Prevention Program at the IU Simon Cancer Center.
The Komen Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center
We address a major obstacle in understanding the cause and the cure for breast cancer: a lack of understanding of the normal breast. We initiated the founding and funding of what is now the Komen Tissue Bank at the IU Simon Cancer Center, the only bio-repository of normal breast tissue of its kind in the world.
This cutting-edge concept in the cancer arena allows physicians to treat cancers based on a patient’s particular genetics, while avoiding unnecessary side effects.
Triple-negative Breast Cancer
We address the lack of a targeted therapy for triple-negative breast cancer, which occurs most often in African American women and younger women. At the present time there is no specific targeted therapy for these patients.