What We Fund

BCA funds four types of grants annually: Exceptional Project Grants, Young Investigator Grants, Breast Surgery Fellowships and Education and Outreach Grants.

Young Investigator Grants

TWO YEARS | $125,000

This grant is meant for those at an early stage in their research career to help provide seed funding for the research required to apply for larger, longer term grants, often with the NIH. (To secure federal funding, a researcher must prove a theory works; the BCA creates the critical bridge between novel research and the opportunity to generate preliminary results.)

Clinical doctors and research scientists whose primary focus is breast cancer—and who have been appointed to a position equivalent to Assistant Professor within three years following the appointment—are invited to apply.

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2018 RECIPIENTS

Paolo Dalerba, MD, Columbia University
The role of SOX10 as a predictor of survival outcomes in familial breast cancer patients

Eugen Dhimolea, PhD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Dissecting mechanisms of chemo-refractory adaptation in breast tumors using co-clinical models

Andrew Elia, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General
Hospital Ubiquitin ligases in hereditary breast cancer 

Shom Goel, MBBS, PhD, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
Immunologic mechanisms of resistance to CDK4/6 inhibition in breast cancer 

Pedram Razavi, MD, PhD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Supported by Tami Eagle Bowling and Friends. Dissecting the molecular landscape in metastatic breast cancer
 

Exceptional Project Grants

ONE YEAR | $100,000

This award recognizes creative, unique and innovative research. Clinical doctors and research scientists whose primary focus is breast cancer are invited to apply

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2018 RECIPIENTS

Regina Barzilay, PhD, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Walsh Family Grant, Using deep learning for risk assessment from mammogram images

Leif Ellisen, MD, PhD, Massachusetts General Hospital, Expressed gene fusions as frequent drivers in hormone  receptor positive breast cancer

Peter Gann, MD, SCD, University of Illinois at Chicago
Using computer vision to quantify intra-tumor heterogeneity and its relation to treatment outcome in breast cancer

Marcia Haigis, PhD, Harvard Medical School
Examining the role of ammonia in breast cancer

Christopher Klebanoff, MD, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Deborah G. Black Memorial Grant
Generation of a library of T-cell receptors targeting the cancer-germline antigen CT83, a promising immunotherapy target for patients with triple negative breast cancer

 

Breast Surgery Fellowships

ONE YEAR | $75,000

Society of Surgical Oncology accredited institutions that are located in NY, NJ or CT may apply for funding for fellowships.

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2018 RECIPIENTS

Lisa Chapa, MD, Debbie Taylor Fellow Mount Sinai Beth Israel Mount Sinai West

Yi Huang, MD, Mitchell Family Fellow Yale School of Medicine

Anita Mamtani, MD, Jane and Alan Batkin Fellow Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Heather Feld Portaro, MD Rodkin Family Fellow Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey

Michael Zeidman, MD, Fellow Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
 
 

Education & Outreach

ONE YEAR | AWARD VARIES

These grants support programs directly related to outreach and breast cancer case management services, including education, counseling and screening for the uninsured/underserved. The programs must be located in Connecticut and/or Westchester County, New York. Directors of such programs are invited to apply.

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2018 RECIPIENTS

Cancer Support Team
Gilda’s Club Westchester
Greenwich Hospital
Griffin Hospital
Hartford Hospital
Hospital of Central Connecticut
Masin Family Grant at Middlesex Hospital
Norma F. Pfriem Breast Cancer Center
Norwalk Hospital/Whittingham Cancer Center
Open Door Family Medical Center
Stamford Hospital
St. Vincent’s Hospital
The Witness Project
Yale-New Haven Hospital
 
 

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