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Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer

A global competition to uncover transformative prevention research ideas

When we launched our third round of Program Initiatives, we sought innovative solutions to garner more cutting-edge prevention research proposals. We created the Global Challenge to Prevent Breast Cancer to crowdsource new ideas on breast cancer primary prevention research. Ideas from the Global Challenge will feed into our Program Initiatives process, whereby we convene a panel of outside advisors to identify and prioritize ideas to develop into funding opportunities. 

We launched the Global Challenge in 2018. Ten finalists were selected out of dozens of submissions from across the globe, and they presented their ideas at the Global Challenge Idea Showcase and Competition in May 2019, where three winners were named.

Learn more about the Global Challenge

We have published a special issue in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) highlighting these finalists, their ideas, and CBCRP’s efforts to advance the primary prevention of breast Cancer. The special issue, Advancing Primary Prevention of Breast Cancer, includes an article about the Global Challenge, articles from six of the Global Challenge finalists, and an article about other CBCRP primary prevention efforts, including the Comprehensive Breast Cancer Primary Prevention Plan for California. IJERPH is an open-access journal, so all articles can be read online free of charge.

Read the special issue