- Metastatic Breast Cancer
- Training young investigators for the next generation of breast cancer researchers
- Breast health disparities in uninsured women
1 in 5 patients diagnosed with breast cancer are living with metastatic disease. Treatment can relieve symptoms, extend and improve quality of life for many years, but most patients with metastatic breast cancer cannot be cured. Komen is looking into expanding care for women living with metastatic breast cancer... What do they need and what do they need now to live life to the fullest for however long their life may be?
|ANTONIO WOLFF, M.D.|
|Dr. Wolf, Dr. Raffey and Dr. Stover|
|DANIEL G. STOVER, M.D.|
KOMEN POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWSHIP
At last years conference, Komen marketing team and bloggers discussed Komen's website and social media. Suggestions were made to Komen in efforts of reaching a wider audience and what information a person may be looking for when they go to the Komen Website. Komen is committed to building relationships with people they serve. Since then, Komen had expanded their social media. In addition to Facebook and Twitter, they have added Pinterest and Instagram to their Website. Komen has revamped their website to make it easier to navigate and have topics geared towards what part of their journey they are in now and issues they are facing as they're going through their journey. Komen has been adding personal stories of breast cancer survivors to inspire others to have hope and see the faces of others surviving and/or living with breast cancer. Komen has received a lot of positive feedback and more traffic to their website since they updated and improved it. People need to hear what Komen's focuses are and changes they're making was suggested by one blogger. Also suggested, some bloggers agreed that Komen should get rid of the word, "awareness" in their campaign, proclaiming that we are all aware... and use terms, education and information instead. Check out the new look of Komen's website that is an excellent resource that helps navigate you through every step of your journey, and addresses survivorship concerns too.
Click to link: http://ww5.komen.org
- Komen continues to be one of the top funders in Breast Cancer Research outside of Government Funding. - $50 Million, 2013
- Komen's commitment to research has resulted in $847 million to date as of 3/31/14, funding more than 2400 research projects and over 450 clinical trials in total. These investments covers research in treatments, biology, early detection and prognosis, causes of breast cancer, model systems, prevention/risk prediction and survivorship.
- Komen has reached across the globe with investing more than $30M internationally in more than 50 countries.
- Komen's investment in breast cancer prevention research exceeds $48M in over 85 grants and 15 clinical trials.
- In early detection research, Komen has spent more than $33M in over 115 grants to improve breast cancer screenings and technology and development of strategies to increase the number of women to get mammograms.
- Komen has invested more than $98M since 2006 in over 200 grants focusing on metastatic breast cancer research.