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, education, dignified regional support and screening for the underserved.

 

 


 

What does Breast Cancer Alliance fund?

Breast Cancer Alliance raises money to provide four types of annual grants:

  • 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 grants.

 

We invite Society of Surgical Oncology-accredited institutions in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut to apply for breast surgical fellowship grants as long as their program has been in place for a minimum of two years.  

 

We invite directors whose programs offer breast cancer services to underserved patients to apply for an Education and Outreach Grant.

 

We do not solicit grant applications or restrict any breast cancer research topics from consideration.

 

You can learn more about BCA in our Unique Card here.

You can read more about the work of BCA in this issue of Greenwich Magazine, pages 22-26.

Because of BCA

Watch this beautiful message expressing 25 years of gratitude to Breast Cancer Alliance from multi-grant award recipient, Memorial Sloan Kettering.

Breast cancer vaccines have advanced to clinical trials. This invaluable work is being driven by 2020 Exceptional Project grantee, Dr. Nora (Mary) Disis at University of Washington and the Cancer Vaccine Institute. Listen to her special thank you for BCA's role in this life-saving work here.

 

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

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.

NIKHIL WAGLE, MD
DANA FARBER CANCER INSTITUTE 

Breast Cancer Alliance funding is creating opportunities for my lab to engage in higher-risk projects and to interact with a broad range of experts. The importance of this collaborative team in science cannot be overstated.


STAMFORD HOSPITAL, STAMFORD, CT

Breast Cancer Alliance’s support has enabled us to make a significant impact in reaching women in need of financial assistance and would not otherwise be screened. Thank you doesn’t come close to how appreciative we are for your continued support.

 

REBECCA FISHMAN, MD
RUTGERS CANCER INSTITUTE OF NEW JERSEY

My fellowship, funded by the generosity of Breast Cancer Alliance, has prepared me well and I am confident that I have achieved the skill set and knowledge needed to become an outstanding breast surgeon.

 

Download our Media Kit here

Breast Cancer Alliance Videos

WHO IS BREAST CANCER ALLIANCE?

Learn about the work of Breast Cancer Alliance from some who have been directly impacted by its mission.

BREAST CANCER ALLIANCE: HOW IT ALL BEGAN

To learn how BCA started, listen to their voices here.

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 LUNCHEON + FASHION SHOW 2020

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

BCA LUNCHEON + FASHION SHOW 2021

For the sizzle reel from BCA's 25th Anniversary celebration, click here and for the full event video click here. Enjoy BCA's celebration of 25 years of leadership and impact, with tributes to past Presidents and Models of Inspiration here.

BCA LUNCHEON + FASHION SHOW 2022

For the sizzle reel click here. The full event video is here

BCA LUNCHEON + FASHION SHOW 2023

To view our Models of Inspiration celebration, click here. For the Kiton fashion show, click here. The full event is here

 

 

 

BCA MEDICAL SYMPOSIA

Truths about Breast Cancer: Sexual Health, Treatment, and Risks for Hispanic Women with Dr. Lucy de la Cruz, Dr. Kristin Rojas and Dr. Starr Mautner.

What You Need to Know About Male Breast Cancer is an important conversation about a lesser known side of this disease. Panelists include Dr. Elisa Port, Dr. Steve Lo and three male breast cancer survivors sharing their personal journeys.

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 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

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Greenwich, CT 06830
203.861.0014

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