Nearly three decades ago, Evelyn H. Lauder and Dr. Larry Norton recognized the urgent need to eradicate breast cancer. As they sat at the Lauder kitchen table discussing how to achieve their shared dream of a world free of breast cancer, they envisioned the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.
Since 1993, BCRF-supported investigators have been deeply involved in every major breakthrough in breast cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment, metastasis, and survivorship.
Research is the reason there are more than 3.8 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. and deaths from breast cancer have declined by 40 percent since 1989. But with more than 44,000 lives lost to the disease each year, there is still critical work to be done.