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Breast Cancer Research Through The Years
Did you know that the first description of cancer was recorded in 2500 B.C. in an ancient Egyptian scroll? While the cure for breast cancer is still a mystery, research has definitely come a long way since the disease was first discovered. To help the public learn more about the progress researchers have made over the years, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) put together a timeline detailing their notable achievements. For instance, in 1937 President Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed the National Cancer Institute Act to create the National Cancer Institute, which coordinates cancer research and education.
Leading Breast Cancer Researchers
When the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) was founded by Evelyn Lauder and Dr. Larry Norton in 1993, their goal was to fund projects for the brightest and most dedicated researchers out there. Twenty-three years later, their mission still stands and BCRF proudly supports over 240 scientists around the world who are working toward finding a cure for this horrible disease. 91% of their funds and donations are put towards research projects focused on different components of the disease and treatment like tumor biology, metastasis, heredity and more. Learn about the leading breast cancer researchers, the projects they’re working, and the progress they’ve made over the years.
A Male Breast Cancer Survivor Shares His Story
While it may come as a surprise, women aren’t the only ones at risk for breast cancer. In fact, one in 1,000 men will be diagnosed with the disease each year. Even though it is extremely rare, it’s still important for men to be aware of the warning signs. The disease doesn’t discriminate, which is why the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF) supports top-notch researchers who are dedicated to finding the cure. Since the disease is so rare in men, some feel ashamed or embarrassed to talk about it. Michael Singer, a breast cancer survivor, shared his story with BCRF about what it was like to go through the disease as a man and the stigma attached to it.