- TBCRC Sponsors
- General Information
- Clinical Trials
- Support Groups / Advocacy Organizations
- Specimen Submissions / Tissue Banking
The websites of the TBCRC sponsors contain information regarding breast cancer, support groups, and advocacy organizations. To access these sites, please click on the links below.
- Avon Foundation
- "Our mission is to improve the lives of women, globally."
- Breast Cancer Research Foundation
- "Our mission is to achieve prevention and a cure for breast cancer in our lifetime by providing critical funding for innovative clinical and genetic research at leading medical centers worldwide, and increasing public awareness about good breast health."
- Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation
- "We are dedicated to curing breast cancer at every stage - from the causes to the cures, to the pain and anxiety of every moment in between."
Upon your breast cancer diagnosis, you may want as much information as possible about your disease. By clicking on the links below, you can access current, reliable information. Please note, this is not intended to be an exhaustive list of every source on the Internet.
Information provided by the National Cancer Institute/ U.S. National Institutes of Health
Information provided by the American Cancer Society
Information provided by the American Society of Clinical Oncology/ People Living With Cancer
Your physician may suggest that you enroll in a clinical trial. In the United States, clinical trials can be funded by government agencies, pharmaceutical companies, and/or by private foundations. By clicking on the links below, you can access:
Information about clinical trials in general (including their benefits and risks)
Information about active breast cancer clinical trials.
Please speak to your physician to determine if you might be eligible for a clinical trial.
Support Groups/ Advocacy Organizations
If you were recently diagnosed with breast cancer, you are not alone. Please click on the names of the support groups and/or advocacy organizations listed below to be directed to their websites. Printed below the organization name is the mission statement or description given on their website. Please note, this is not intended to be an exhaustive list of every source on the Internet. In addition, some of these organizations are not solely for individuals with breast cancer.
- American Association for Cancer Research
- "On this site, patients, survivors, and advocates will find clear and accurate information about research findings, support and advocacy groups, clinical trials and biomedical terminology."
- Breast Cancer Network of Strength
- “The mission of Y-ME National Breast Cancer Organization is to ensure, through information, empowerment and peer support, that no one faces breast cancer alone."
- Cancer Care
- “CancerCare is a national nonprofit organization that provides free, professional support services for anyone affected by cancer.”
- Gilda’s Club
- “To provide meeting places where men, women and children living with cancer, along with their families and friends, can join with others to build a personal network of social and emotional support as an integral part of cancer treatment.”
- LiveStrong, the Lance Armstrong Foundation
- “Live: We can help you face the challenges and changes that come with cancer. Act: Unite in the fight against cancer. Give.”
- National Breast Cancer Coalition
- “NBCC's mission is to eradicate breast cancer, the most common form of cancer among women in the United States, by focusing the administration, U.S. Congress, research institutions and consumer advocates on breast cancer. NBCC encourages all those concerned about this disease to become advocates for action and change. The Coalition informs, trains and directs patients and others in effective advocacy efforts. Nationwide, women and men are increasing the awareness of breast cancer public policy by participating in legislative, scientific and regulatory decisions, promoting positive media coverage and actively working to raise public awareness.”
- National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship
- “The National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship is the oldest survivor-led cancer advocacy organization in the country and a highly respected voice at the federal level, advocating for quality cancer care for all Americans and empowering cancer survivors.”
- Research Advocacy Network
- “The Research Advocacy Network is a non-profit organization working to bring together all participants in the medical research process with the focus on education, support and connecting patient advocates with the research community to improve patient care.”
Specimen Submissions/Tissue Banking
Most, if not all, of the TBCRC trials have a specimen submission or tissue banking component. To understand the importance of donating your tissue for research purposes, please read the two articles below published by the Research Advocacy Network.
Research Advocacy Network, The Importance of Tissue Samples in Research (Electronic Version)
Research Advocacy Network, Tissue Education Materials (Printed Versions, available in English & Spanish)
The TBCRC neither endorses nor takes responsibility for the information on the above sites.