DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE - CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED MEDICAL RESEARCH PROGRAMS

Vision - To end breast cancer by funding innovative, high-impact research through a partnership of scientists and consumers

The BCRP challenges the scientific community to design research that will address the urgency of ending breast cancer. Specifically, the BCRP seeks to accelerate high-impact research with clinical relevance, encourage innovation and stimulate creativity, and facilitate productive collaborations.

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The Breast Cancer Landscape (287kb)

This overview describes what is currently known about the most pertinent topics that are consistent with the BCRP's vision of ending breast cancer. Applicants are strongly urged to read and consider The Breast Cancer Landscape before preparing their applications.

BCRP Overarching Challenges

Considering the current breast cancer landscape and the BCRP's vision to end breast cancer, the BCRP seeks applications that address the following overarching challenges:

  • Prevent breast cancer (primary prevention)
  • Identify determinants of breast cancer initiation, risk, or susceptibility
  • Distinguish deadly from indolent breast cancers
  • Conquer the problems of overdiagnosis and overtreatment
  • Identify what drives breast cancer growth; determine how to stop it
  • Identify why some breast cancers become metastatic
  • Determine why/how breast cancer cells lie dormant for years and then re-emerge (recurrence); determine how to prevent recurrence
  • Revolutionize treatment regimens by replacing them with ones that are more effective and less toxic
  • Eliminate the mortality associated with metastatic breast cancer

Congressional Appropriations

Congressional Appropriations

  • $3.16 billion
    FY92-FY15
  • $120.00 million
    FY16

Funding Summary

Funding
Summary


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Breast Cancer Research Semipostal

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BCRP Consumer

Era of Hope, An overview of the DoD BCRP

Last updated Wednesday November 30 2016