publication date: Nov. 2, 2018
Global challenge aims to open new direction in breast cancer research
The California Breast Cancer Research Program has launched the Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer, a competition designed to surface game-changing research ideas to advance breast cancer prevention.
CBCRP is seeking ideas from researchers, advocates, patients, activists, laypeople. The challenge is one of the signature commitments to the Biden Cancer Summit, the Biden Cancer Initiative’s nationwide effort to double the rate of progress against cancer.
By providing cash prizes, feedback from respected researchers, and the opportunity to present ideas to prominent leaders in the field, the challenge aims to unearth new and exciting ideas that people wished someone would explore, but thought might never get funded, have not had time to take on, or have not pursued yet for other reasons.
The challenge is unique in its focus on primary prevention. CBCRP is accepting applications in two categories: one for researchers and one for advocates.
Applicants can submit their ideas up until Jan. 7, 2019 at ToPreventBreastCancer.org. The most promising ideas will frame CBCRP’s future funding strategy and will be further developed in California with $15 million in grant funding.