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2019 Request for Scientific Grant Applications

Date: November 1, 2018
The Florida Breast Cancer Foundation is currently offering scientific grants for Pilot Program research projects, with a maximum of $100,000 for a one year project. Preference will be given to research applications that are a reflection of a collaborative and integrated multidisciplinary approach. The committee reserves the right to place limitations on awards. Innovative projects can be in the areas of: basic, clinical, and translational breast cancer research and involve epidemiological studies of breast cancer, research on possible links between breast cancer and the environment, and Psycho-immunological, research as examples.
Categories: Research

Co-sponsored by the Oviedo Mall and Sears, the event was a day to raise awareness and help educate the community about breast cancer and the importance of early breast cancer screenings. The event included vendors in the health and wellness arena and focused on information on preventative health, weight management, exercise, nutrition, and more. It was a fun, educational day for the whole family which also included prizes, demos, samples, and giveaways. Additionally, breast cancer experts were standing by ready to assist anyone in search of breast cancer resources in the area. A special “Ask the Expert” corner featured Researcher and Florida Breast Cancer Foundation grantee, Dr. Eric Lau and his Associate, from Moffitt Cancer Center, to answer attendees’ breast cancer questions.
Categories: FBCF Blog 2018

We had overwhelming response to our recent request for volunteers to serve on our Central Florida Planning Committee and exceeded our goal of 15 committee members. Our sincerest thanks go out to all of the incredible committee members who each bring a unique perspective and incredibly valuable assets to the committee and organization.
Categories: FBCF Blog 2018

2018 Education RFA

Date: February 25, 2018
FBCF is currently offering education grants for Florida organizations: Up to $5,000.00 for projects in a single county and up to $10,000.00 for projects provided in multiple counties that focus on education in one on one or small group settings to reach as many people as possible. Grants are available for projects that take place over a 12-month period. Application Deadline May 1, 2018, Applications must be postmarked by this date to be accepted. **Important Note** Funding is not available for screening, treatment programs, one-time events, conferences, symposiums, seminars, and participation as an exhibitor, presentation, or attendance at health fairs, conferences, symposiums, and seminars.
Categories: EducationNews & Press

Leaders in Action: Jeri Francoeur

Date: January 18, 2018
Jeri Francoeur, MS has been involved in advocacy since she first started working in the medical field. Her passion for breast advocacy became more focused when she lost her best friend to Inflammatory Breast Cancer and her diagnosis 6 months later with Ductal Carcinoma in Situ (DCIS). She was appointed by Governor Jeb Bush to one of the Medical Quality Assurance Boards for the State of Florida; both governors Crist and Scott have reappointed her and she now serves as Chair.
Categories: Advocacy
Leaders in Action: Jeri Francoeur

2017 Scientific Research RFA DOWNLOAD

Date: July 6, 2017
Categories: Research

Thanks to the efforts of advocates who called and emailed to save the funding for the Mary Brogan Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program Program, the current year funding of $1.8 million has been restored, with an increase, bringing funding for the program to an all-time high of $2.1 million.
Categories: Advocacy

April/May 2014 E-Newsletter: Male Breast Cancer

Date: May 20, 2014
A man's lifetime risk of being diagnosed with invasive breast cancer is about 1 in 1,000. While this statistical risk may not seem as profound as 1 in 8 women, when broken down, the actual numbers shed a different light: 2,360 new invasive cases will be diagnosed and approximately 430 of those cases will result in death, according to the American Cancer Society's 2014 predictions.

Article topics in this month’s issue: How molecular subtyping can better identify women at high risk of recurrence; studies on how yoga can regulate stress hormones and improve quality of life for women with breast cancer undergoing radiation therapy; second method of action found in natural compound psoralen - previously known to fight lymphoma also attacks HER2 Positive breast cancer cells; and learn the pros and cons of the removal of ovaries to cut risk of death in gene carriers.