President’s Corner – Marking a Research Milestone: PBCC Contributions to Penn State Hershey Reach $800,000

Posted By on March 15th, 2016 at 8:32 am | 0 comments.

patheadshotforplby Pat Halpin-Murphy, President and Founder
The PA Breast Cancer Coalition is incredibly proud to announce its total contributions to researchers at Penn State Hershey Cancer Institute have now reached $800,000!

Our latest grant winner, Dr. Edward Gunther, will use his $50,000 prize in 2016 to study the growth of cells over time and to examine why certain cell subsets develop into breast cancer. Dr. Gunther hopes to find key information about breast cancer prevention and to eventually develop a test or screening tool with the information his team finds.

A major portion of our Breast Cancer Research Grants Initiative comes from taxpayer donations.  This is where YOU have the opportunity to bring us closer to a cure. Look for Line 32 on your PA-40 state income tax form and choose Code A to donate your refund directly to Pennsylvania breast cancer researchers. The average donation is $7 and the PBCC has used those donations to award more than $3 million in grants to innovative projects across the state.  This tax season, donate your refund to life-saving breast cancer research!

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