California breast cancer research program
The spark: episode 6. new developments in breast cancer
The Sierra-Stanford Partnership partnered with The Sierra Fund in 2009-10 to provide breast cancer support groups to women in Lassen, Modoc, Nevada, Plumas, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Tehama, and Trinity Counties through video conferencing. The California Breast Cancer Research Program sponsored this project, which was done in collaboration with Stanford University School of Medicine.
Connecting to Care (CtoC) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that provides healthcare to rural Northern California residents. Its mission is to link underserved communities to care and promote the health and well-being of individuals regardless of their economic status by providing charitable health services through comprehensive health care planning, integrated health care delivery systems, emerging technology, education, programs, and services. Grass Valley (Nevada County) and Redding (Shasta County) are both home to CtoC.
C2C continues to partner with the Sierra Fund, most recently as part of our outreach initiative to offer board-certified trainings on mercury in the human body to healthcare professionals in rural Sierra communities.
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What criteria are used to choose grantees?
At the leading edge of breast cancer research: immuno
Our Scientific Advisory Board conducts a comprehensive review of groundbreaking new research directions as part of the grant application process. Our advisors interact with scientists and investigators who can advance science by looking at every aspect of cancer. Learn more about how we work.
What is the best way for me to donate?
If you’d like to donate online, please visit our online donation form to make a one-time or recurring monthly donation. Are you looking for other ways to contribute? We’ve got your back.
Do you offer some financial aid?
We’re afraid we won’t be able to help financially. We are a fundraising and administrative office that only awards grants to academic medical institutions for breast cancer prevention and cure research. We may not provide medical or financial support to patients.
The global challenge to prevent breast cancer
The California Breast Cancer Research Program’s mission is to prevent and eradicate breast cancer through pioneering research, communication, and cooperation in the scientific and lay communities of California.
Breast cancer affects almost 200,000 women in California. Breast cancer can strike women of all ages and races, and about 80% of women diagnosed with the disease have no family history of the disease. Breast cancer takes the lives of more than 4,200 people in California each year — that’s more than 11 women every day.
California breast cancer advocates teamed up with scientists, physicians, state lawmakers, and University of California officials in 1993 to propel the state to the forefront of breast cancer research in the United States. The demonstrators, the majority of whom were women who had survived or were still fighting breast cancer, were fed up with the disease’s slow progress. They wrote and won passage of statewide legislation to advance breast cancer research in fresh, innovative directions with the help of their allies. The California Breast Cancer Act raised the cigarette tax by $2 a pack, with CBCRP receiving 45 percent of the proceeds.
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Marin County has one of the highest rates of breast cancer in California for many years. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) responded to local community concerns by launching a series of initiatives aimed at learning more about the county’s high breast cancer rates.
Women in Marin have more risk factors than women in the rest of California, including higher socioeconomic status, later childbearing, fewer children, more regular alcohol intake, and higher educational levels. The Marin Women’s Study is looking into the effect of these well-known risk factors, as well as other known and suspected risk factors, on women with and without breast cancer in Marin.