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Breast Cancer Alliance is one of the most prominent, private non-corporate breast cancer organizations in the United States. 

Breast Cancer Alliance provides seed money – scientific venture capital – to fund innovative breast cancer research with emphases on programs that have not yet qualified for federal grants. To secure federal funding, a researcher must prove a theory works. Breast Cancer Alliance creates the critical bridge between novel research and the opportunity to generate preliminary results with grants like our Exceptional Projects.


BCA encourages careers in breast cancer research and in clinical medicine. We award two year Young Investigator Grants to doctors and scientists in the early stages of their careers, often overlooked by the funding world until they have longer tenure. We also fund Breast Surgery Fellowships at Society of Surgical Oncology accredited institutions providing specialized post-graduate training in breast surgery. Ultimately, these physicians go on to improve both survival rates and quality of life for those they treat, often in parts of the country previously lacking this expertise. Our commitment to education and outreach is evident throughout Connecticut and Westchester County, NY. Each year, we allocate up to twenty-five percent of our funding to help underserved women access breast health care by lessening the financial burden which is often an obstacle to critical exams.


We are committed to transparency, both in how we allocate our funding and in how that funding is utilized. While we require stringent reporting from every one of our grantees, what distinguishes us from other foundations is that we visit each of our grantees to hear about the impact of our allocations firsthand. All of our supporters, and those interested in learning more about BCA, are welcome.  If you would like to attend any of these visits, to be held on Zoom in 2021, please email

**Times noted are all EST

Exceptional Project and Young Investigator Research Grants

Completed for this year



Breast Surgery Fellowships

Completed for this year

Education and Outreach Grants

September 22:

9:30am: Danbury Hospital/New Milford Hospital, Paula L. Banwell Memorial Grant

10:15am: Norwalk Hospital

September 23:

9:30am: Greenwich Hospital 

September 28:

10:15am: Yale New Haven Hospital

10:45am: Norma F. Pfriem Breast Cancer Center

October 13:

10am: Hartford Hospital

10:30am: Griffin Hospital

11am: Griffin Hospital

October 26:

9:30am: Middlesex Hospital

10am: Stamford Hospital

10:30am: White Plains Hospital


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Greenwich, CT 06830

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