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Research Saves Lives

Help us fund a BCRFA Endowed Professorship at UAB!

$278,050 raised

$500,000 goal


Although more than 200,000 women are newly diagnosed with breast cancer in the U.S. each year, the female breast cancer death rate has declined by 38 percent from its peak in 1989 due to improvements in early detection and treatment, according to the American Cancer Society. The O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at University of Alabama at Birmingham is at the forefront for training future generations of health professionals and treating breast cancer patients across Alabama - and the southeast.

Since 1996, the Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama has invested $8.7 million in cutting-edge breast cancer research in Alabama. We have launched a campaign to raise $500,000 to fund a BCRFA Endowed Professorship at UAB. By investing in an endowed professorship, the BCRFA will provide a perpetual revenue stream to support breast cancer research.

Through the establishment of this endowment, the BCRFA will support UAB in their efforts to:

  • Recruit the best talent and faculty in the area of breast health and cancer treatment come to Alabama
  • Advance breast cancer patient outcomes
  • Impart knowledge to future generations of medical professionals, scientists, and researchers
  • Facilitate research which could translate to new therapies for other types of cancer

Our goal is to raise $500,000 - and we are well on our way, but we need your help! Your gift today will help us fully fund this endowment reach out goal before the end of 2019, and be an investment in the future of the breast health program at UAB.

Please click here for a printable donation form to use to support this effort.

"The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama is critical in making our breast cancer research program one of the best in the country. Patients come to the O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center because they can be seen by clinical breast cancer experts and receive the most promising therapies based upon the ongoing research program. The Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama has been central to this effort. By funding a Breast Cancer Research Foundation of Alabama Endowed Professorship at UAB, the BCRFA will further strengthen UAB’s ability to recruit and retain leading breast cancer experts to UAB, providing an ongoing benefit by helping us advance knowledge of breast cancer and improve outcomes for breast cancer patients treated at the Cancer Center."

—Ravi Bhatia, M.D., Ph.D., Interim Director, O’Neal Comprehensive Cancer Center at UAB

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