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Portrait of Maria Baum and Larry Baum outside

Maria and Larry Baum will be recognized with the Sandra Taub Humanitarian Award for their extraordinary philanthropy and support of BCRF’s mission.

Portrait of Dr. William Kaelin, Jr. in his lab at Dana-Farber

Every year at our Symposium and Awards Luncheon, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation honors one researcher’s groundbreaking contributions in their field with the Jill Rose Award for Scientific Excellence.

Five headshots of BCRF panelists against colorful background

At BCRF, we are proud to support 275 of the world’s leading breast cancer researchers. They’re the trailblazers who have been behind every major breakthrough over the last 27 years—and the innovators who will be behind the major discoveries in prevention and treatment to come.

BCRF’s annual Symposium and Awards Luncheon will be held at the New York Hilton Midtown on Thursday, October 25.

BCRF announced on October 1 a record $59.5 million in new awards to over 275 investigators from leading institutions in 15 countries.

On October 29, BCRF celebrated its $48.5 million commitment to breast cancer research at the annual BCRF Symposium & Awards Luncheon at The Waldorf Astoria with more than 1,000 guests.

Every October, our 200+ grantees from all over the world come together to take part in a conversation about the current landscape of breast cancer research during our annual Symposium and Awards Luncheon.