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The Progress Report Progress never stops. Stay informed with the latest news on breast cancer research, treatment, and prevention.


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a woman in a head scarf sits with her older mom illustrative of a breast cancer diagnosis

Metastatic breast cancer is an urgent priority for BCRF researchers as the leading cause of breast cancer deaths. While it can be treated—with more therapies and drugs available now than ever before—metastatic breast cancer remains incurable.

a woman with cancer holds an IV and embraces with her granddaughter; both are wearing masks

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the National Cancer Act, which declared our country’s “war on cancer.” It also marks 10 years since the passing of Evelyn H.

woman receives a CT scan of her brain, photo shows woman lying down as body enters machine

Up to 45 percent of patients with metastatic breast cancer develop brain metastases, and those who do have an average survival of three to 23 months.

A woman with breast cancer wearing a scarf holds her baby

We have made tremendous gains against breast cancer. Since BCRF’s founding in 1993, breast cancer mortality rates in the U.S. have declined by 40 percent.

For Carol, running has been a way of life. She started at the age of 13, and nothing has stopped her from hitting the pavement – including when she was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer.

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A BCRF-supported study, recently published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology, used genome sequencing to study the DNA of Nigerian women and found they are more likely to develop and die from triple n

Hormone Receptor Positive Breast Cancer: CDK4/6 inhibitors 

BCRF previously reported on updates of a new class of drugs called CDK4/6 inhibitors in clinical trials for hormone receptor positi

Metastasis is a complicated process with many steps, beginning with the breast cancer cells breaking away from the primary tumor and entering the blood or lymphatic system. Not every tumor cell that that enters the circulation, however will form a tumor somewhere else in the body.