National Research Programs

Did you know that every major advance in the fight against breast cancer has been touched by Susan G. Komen®? That we’ve provided more money for breast cancer research and community health programs than any entity besides the U.S. government? Komen’s goal is to “energize science to find the cures.”

Komen’s commitment to supporting life-saving research has never been stronger. Building on 27 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 percentage 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.

Information about National Research Programs

We have made a promise to end breast cancer forever – energizing science to find the cures is a critical part of this promise. Click here to read more about some that are fulfilling this promise.

National Research Programs in Michigan 

The first Susan G. Komen research grant in Michigan was awarded in 1995. Since then, Michigan has seen 86 total research grants with 12 currently active. Those 12 active grants total over $7,700,000. Total, there has been over $25,200,000 in research funding in the state of Michigan.

In 2011, Komen granted $3.5 million to three Michigan research sites: the University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center in Ann Arbor, the Van Andel Research Institute in Grand Rapids and the Karmanos Cancer Institute in Detroit. This grant is being used to target stem cells in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) in different racial populations.

For more detailed research information, please visit the Susan G. Komen Research page here.