All About BCA

The mission of Breast Cancer Alliance is to improve survival rates and quality of life for those impacted by breast cancer through better prevention, early detection, treatment and cure. To promote these goals, we invest in innovative research, breast surgery fellowships, regional education, dignified support and screening for the underserved.

 

 


 

Who we fund

Four types of grants are awarded annually:

  • Exceptional Project Research
  • Young Investigator Research
  • Breast Surgery Fellowships
  • Education and Outreach

We invite clinical doctors and research scientists whose primary focus is breast cancer research to apply for either the Exceptional Project or Young Investigator Research. Society of Surgical Oncology accredited institutions in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut may submit requests for funding for fellowships.  We invite Directors of programs that are directly related to breast cancer services to apply for an Education and Outreach Grant. We do not solicit grant applications or restrict any breast cancer research topics from consideration.


 

 

Our Impact

"I have had the privilege to serve on the Scientific Review Board for Breast Cancer Alliance for the past 8 years. In reviewing proposals, I have been witness to some of the most creative and transformative new ideas in basic and translational breast cancer research. Many of these ideas are so new that the researchers do not have sufficient data to compete for larger grants from the National Cancer Institute, Komen Foundation or American Cancer Society. The support of Breast Cancer Alliance is absolutely crucial to get this work off the ground…The Breast Cancer Alliance is a vital catalyst, enabling some of the world’s greatest scientists to take creative new approaches to understand the basic biology of breast cancer and to translate these findings into new treatments."

DR. ANTHONY KOLESKE
YALE UNIVERSITY
GRANT RECIPIENT AND MEMBER OF THE EXTERNAL
REVIEW COMMITTEE FOR RESEARCH

BCA Founders

Lucy Day (1944-2020)
Susan Elia (1944-2017)
Kenny King Howe
Valerie Marchese
Cecile McCaull
Mary Waterman (1944-1997)


 

"Women need to know [breast cancer] affects everyone around you. If you love yourself, and those who love you, you’ll watch your body."

MARY WATERMAN

Enjoy the video from BCA's 20th anniversary here

Breast Cancer Alliance Videos

WHO IS BREAST CANCER ALLIANCE?

Learn about the work of Breast Cancer Alliance from some of those whose lives have been directly impacted by its mission

Listen to this podcast with BCA's Executive Director, Yonni Wattenmaker on Great.com

 

BREAST CANCER ALLIANCE: HOW IT ALL BEGAN

To learn how BCA started, listen to the voices of those first involved

 

BCA PINK GLOVE VIDEO

Feel like dancing? Enjoy this pink glove video

 

BCA AT 20

A milestone: 20 years of Breast Cancer Alliance 

 

BCA VIRTUAL BENEFIT 2020

Celebrate with Breast Cancer Alliance at our first-ever Virtual Luncheon & Fashion Show 

 

 

 

 

BCA MEDICAL SYMPOSIA

Advances in Pain Management discusses non-opiod pain treatments. Presented in partnership with National Spine Health Foundation, Focused Ultrasound Foundation, Theraplant and Bluerock Care. Sponsored by Daiichi Sankyo and moderated by Dr. Natalie Azar, contributor, NBC News.

The Importance of Genetic Screening with Emily Goldberg, genetic counselor, JScreen, Dr. Rich Zelkowitz, oncologist, Hartford Healthcare and PBCS NewsHour producer, Ali Rogin, author of Beat Breast Cancer Like a Boss

Hot Topics in Breast Cancer 2019 explores balancing traditional and integrative medicine

Hot Topics in Breast Cancer 2020 confronts challenges presented by COVID-19, advances in treatment, diet, stress, lifestyle management, and more. Moderated by Judy Woodruff, Anchor and Managing Editor, PBS NewsHour.

 

BCA ROUNDTABLES

Poignant and inspirational stories shared between women who have all faced breast cancer diagnoses. 


BREAST CANCER ALLIANCE

48 Maple Avenue
Greenwich, CT 06830
203.861.0014

info@breastcanceralliance.org

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