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About BCRF

About BCRF

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization committed to achieving the end of breast cancer. We provide critical funding for cancer research worldwide to fuel advances in tumor biology, genetics, prevention, treatment, metastasis, and survivorship.

BCRF is the highest-rated Breast Cancer Organization in the U.S.

Since our founding in 1993 by Evelyn H. Lauder, BCRF has raised a billion dollars to fuel its mission to be the end of breast cancer. Through a unique and streamlined grants program, we seek out the brightest minds in science and medicine and give them the necessary resources to pursue their best ideas. This enables researchers to make discoveries and design new approaches to address all aspects of breast cancer—and do so in record time.

“Our goal is to accelerate breakthroughs. We’re on the verge of important advances in precision prevention. More promising targeted treatments are in the works today. And for the first time, we can envision cures for metastatic disease.” — Myra J. Biblowit, President & CEO

In 2021-2022, BCRF will award $47.5 million in annual grants to 250 scientists from top universities and medical institutions around the globe. In addition, BCRF has established the Evelyn H. Lauder Founder’s Fund, a multi-year international program to unravel the biology of metastasis. It is the largest privately funded project exclusively focused on metastasis in the world.

The thousands of women and men suffering from breast cancer today depend on us. No institution can conquer this disease alone. Together, we can.

Our History

Our History

It all started in 1993 at Evelyn Lauder’s kitchen table. Over a cup of coffee, Mrs. Lauder and her dear friend Dr. Larry Norton began a conversation that would change breast cancer history. Recognizing the power of research and its potential to change the lives of millions of women and men worldwide, they realized that a new approach was critical to tackle breast cancer.

Our People

Our Team

Day in and day out, BCRF staff work to end breast cancer.

Major Donors

Thanks to their generosity, BCRF can support 250 investigators worldwide.

Be the end of cancer

When you give to BCRF, you're funding critical hours in the lab. More time for research means longer, healthier lives for the ones we love.

Be the end of cancer
Kimberly (right), Diagnosed in 2008