Disparities in breast cancer outcomes continue to exist as some people from different racial or ethnic backgrounds, or those who live in certain communities, continue die at higher rates than the average. The Susan G. Komen Foundation is committed to changing this, and have set a goal to cut the number of breast cancer deaths in half by 2026.
The field of disparities research has significant challenges, including a lack of resources to support comprehensive research projects, limited data sets to clearly address research questions, a shortage of people trained to solve these problems, and no venue through which scientists and patient advocates can collaborate to overcome these barriers. This results in later diagnoses, different responses to treatments, and a lack of participation in clinical trials due to systemic bias.
Komen’s Disparities Research Program prioritizes research designed to understand the biologic, behavioral, social and systemic causes of breast cancer disparities and test interventions for alleviating these disparities.
If you are interesting in applying for this funding opportunity, please start a routing sheet as soon as possible. As a reminder, proposals must be completed and submitted to OSRP at least two business days prior to the proposal deadline of October 17, 2019.
If you should have any questions, please contact OSRP.