UPMC Hillman Cancer Center/Univ. of Pittsburgh Receive $1 Million for Breast Cancer Research

Four researchers from UPMC Hillman Cancer Center and University of Pittsburgh have received $1 million grant for breast cancer research, reports Emily Balser of TribLive. Ms. Balser notes the grant is just part of a $63 million investment in cancer research by the Breast Cancer Research Foundation (BCRF). BCRF, a non-profit, has raised $569.4 million to support clinical and translational research on breast cancer at medical institutions in the United States and abroad. They currently fund over 200 researchers in six continents and 13 countries.

In this case the funds will be utilized for all areas of breast cancer research—from basic biology of a cancer cell to the pursuit of new treatments and overall quality of life improvements for those struggling with the disease. The researchers include:

Wendie Berg

Leisha Emens

Steffi Oesterreich

Adrian Lee