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The BCRFA Impact
The BCRFA supports a comprehensive approach to battling breast cancer through collaborative and innovative research to help diagnose, treat, prevent and eradicate the disease. Since its inception, the BCRFA has raised and invested almost $11 million dollars to help the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB and their collaborative partners receive sought-after and sustaining grant dollars from national funders, as well as develop new programs.
$11.5 Million Dollar Grant Pilot funding that led to the receipt and renewal of the Breast Cancer SPORE Grant
In 2016, the BCRFA launched a new award funding innovative collaborative partnerships in the field of breast cancer. This two-year $50,000 annual grant is awarded annually to primary investigators conducting collaborative research at the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB and other research institutes in the state of Alabama, focusing on breast cancer research.
$6.4 Million Dollar Grant Pre-clinical Lab Testing
The O’Neal-Sokol Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama Endowed Chair
Breast Cancer Survivorship Clinic
BCRFA “Seed Money”
Funding provided by the BCRFA can have a multiplier effect of up to $16 for each dollar received by the UAB Cancer Center.
Helped fund the In Vivo Imaging facility which supports the Three Distinct Research Studies in breast cancer
Funds to recruit and retain world-class breast cancer researchers at the UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center
BCRFA Endowed Professorship
Through the establishment of the BCRFA Endowed Professorship, the BCRFA will support UAB in their efforts to:
Recruit the best talent and faculty in the area of breast health and cancer treatment come to Alabama; Advance breast cancer patient outcomes; Impart knowledge to future generations of medical professionals, scientists, and researchers; Facilitate research which could translate to new therapies for other types of cancer.