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 (129kb)

  • This overview describes what is currently known about breast cancer incidence, death, recurrence, metastatic disease, risk factors, and treatments.
Overarching Challenges

Considering the 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 what makes the breast susceptible to cancer development
  • Determine why some, but not all, women get breast cancer
  • Distinguish aggressive breast cancer from indolent 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 life-threatening metastases
  • Determine why/how breast cancer cells lay dormant for years and then re-emerge (recurrence); determine how to prevent recurrence
  • Revolutionize treatment regimens by replacing interventions that have life-threatening toxicities with ones that are safe and effective
  • Eliminate the mortality associated with metastatic breast cancer

Congressional Appropriations

Congressional Appropriations

  • $3.02 billion
    FY92-FY14
  • $120.50 million
    FY15

Funding Summary

Funding
Summary


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Vision

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



Last updated Thursday February 11 2016