We fund $5 million in research annually
To date, Play for P.I.N.K. has raised nearly $75 million to fund the world’s most promising breast cancer research by the finest minds in the field. And that research is already saving lives, improving outcomes and uncovering new approaches to this complex, challenging disease.
Funding Breast Cancer Research Boosts Our Chances for Treating Other Cancers, Too
A better understanding of breast cancer not only leads to better outcomes for people who have it; it unlocks the secrets of other diseases as well, with some targeted therapies for breast cancer having treatment applications against other types of cancer, too. One such example is the discovery of Herceptin for the treatment of HER2+ breast cancer, which is now also being used to treat HER2+ esophageal and metastatic gastric cancers.