The mission of the California Breast Cancer Research Program is to prevent and eliminate breast cancer by leading innovation in research, communication, and collaboration in the California scientific and lay communities.

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California Breast Cancer Research Program Awards Over $5 Million in 2013

In 2013, the California Breast Cancer Research Program granted over $5 million in research awards that will advance our knowledge about the prevention, detection, treatment and community impact of breast cancer. These awards included grants supported entirely or in part by Californians who contributed to the California Breast Cancer Research Fund on their income tax form. The projects they supported include:

Learn more about these awards and all of the CBCRP funding this year in our 2013 Compendium of Awards

QuickStart Training Program Launches Summer 2014

CBCRP, Commonweal, and Plumbline Coaching and Consulting invite you to apply to QuickStart, a training opportunity in community based participatory research in breast cancer, the environment and disparities. Learn about the program, informational webinars and how to apply on our QuickStart page.

Commemorating 20 Years of Innovative Research

Twenty years ago, the state of California became a leader in breast cancer research and policy by creating the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). The women and men who fought to build the CBCRP envisioned a dynamic, responsive, and highly innovative program. This video describes how we honor their dreams and share their sense of urgency as we continuously seek ways to make the greatest impact against breast cancer.


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CBCRP Advocate Registry

We are seeking breast cancer and other community members to inform research studies with their perspectives. If you are a Californian who is involved in community health issues and cares about breast cancer, register to be an advocate representative for CBCRP research.

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Chemicals and Breast Cancer Better Ways to Detect Toxic Chemicals and Improve Breast Cancer Prevention

Read about the relationship between chemical exposures and breast cancer, and how we can design tests to determine which chemicals are dangerous. This new report is easy to read and available in English and Spanish. Factsheets are available in English, Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese.

Tax Check-Off

Join other Californians who have checked the box and joined the fight by making a donation to the Breast Cancer Research Fund on State Income Tax Form 540.

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International Cancer Research Partners

Read the first co-operative international analysis of the cancer research landscape, based on data from over 50 current member organizations about their individual projects and programs, each classified by type of cancer and type of research.

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World Community Grid

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