Community Collaboration

The California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) believes that communities affected by breast cancer can take a leading role in research into the disease. Since 1997, our Community Research Collaboration (CRC) awards have funded community organizations –such as a breast cancer advocacy organization, community clinics, and other organizations serving women with breast cancer – to work in teams with well-trained, experienced research scientists. Together, the teams decide which breast cancer questions are most important to them, determine how to study these questions, gather and interpret data, and communicate findings to other community members, scientists, and the public. These teams have carried out sound and reliable research with results that can be applied to other communities. By combining the knowledge and interest of communities with the expertise and resources of research scientists, CRC teams are realizing the CBCRP’s vision of funding innovative and important research that will reduce the suffering caused by breast cancer.

We invite you to become part of this innovative community-based participatory research by applying for a CRC award. More information about the CRC awards, including issues to consider and the types of projects we fund, can be found in the links on the left.

Available Funding

Two funding mechanisms are available:

For both types of awards, indirect costs, over the direct cost limit, are also available.

For More Information, Please Contact:

Senaida Fernandez, Ph.D.
California Breast Cancer Research Program
University of California Office of the President
300 Lakeside Drive, 6th Floor
Oakland, CA 94612-3550
Phone (510) 987-0491
Toll Free (888) 313-2277
Fax (510) 587-6325
Senaida.Fernandez@ucop.edu
CRCinfo@cabreastcancer.org