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Research Grant Reviewers Needed!

Posted By on April 24th, 2019 at 9:27 am | 0 comments.

 

PA Breast Cancer Coalition (PBCC) is in need of individuals to serve this year on our panel as Scientific Research Reviewers and Consumer/Lay Reviewers.

Each Scientific Reviewer will be assigned a designated number of grants/proposals to review and will write short critiques on the following:

  • Scientific Relevance
  • Impact
  • Innovation
  • Research Strategy
  • Research Environment
  • Feasibility and Timeline
  • Budget
  • Principal Investigator and Personnel

Each Consumer/Lay Reviewer will be assigned a designated number of grants/proposals to review and will write a short critique on the following:

  • Impact

Consumer/Lay Reviewers are required to read the full application and are encouraged to comment on all criteria if you feel you have the knowledge and feel comfortable in doing so.

Each assigned reviewer will provide their critique(s) focusing on major, score driving strengths and weaknesses.

Once your willingness and availability to serve on the Review Committee is confirmed, you will be emailed a Conflict of Interest (COI) that will need to be completed and emailed back to the PBCC. An email address will be provided to you.

You will also receive the Reviewer Manual/Guidelines to review.  Please read and become familiar with the material since this is the information you will need to begin and complete your review process for the Grant/Proposal Program.

Grants/Proposals will be mailed to you around July 6, 2019. Your score sheets with your critiques will need to be returned by August 1, 2019.

Please let us know by  May 1, 2019 with your availability of serving on the Review Committee. If you have any questions, email Info@PABreastCancer.org

 

Our 2018 PBCC Research Grant Winners are…

Posted By on January 23rd, 2018 at 8:30 am | 0 comments.

Some of the best and brightest minds in breast cancer research are working right here in our state. Without funding for their projects, our scientists cannot move forward. That’s where the PBCC’s Research Grants Initiative comes in. In 2018, we are proud to award $200,000 to the following breast cancer researchers:

David Cormode, PhD
Associate Professor of Biology
Perelman School of Medicine
University of Pennsylvania

Sean Knecht, PhD
Instructor
School of Engineering, Technology and Professional Programs
Penn State University

Steffi Oesterreich, PhD
Professor & Vice Chair
Precision and Translational Pharmacology
Magee-Womens Research Institute at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Wendie Berg, PhD, MD, FACR
Professor of Radiology
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Magee-Womens Hospital of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Our 2018 research grant recipients are studying better detection for breast cancer, genetics and breast density. The PA Breast Cancer Coalition remains focused on supporting scientists working to find the cause of and cure for breast cancer. Want to bring us closer to that cure? Donate your state income tax refund to the PBCC on Line 32 and every penny will support Pennsylvania breast cancer researchers!

FDA Approves 1st Drug for Advanced Breast Cancer Caused by BRCA1, BRCA2 Mutations

Posted By on January 21st, 2018 at 9:10 am | 0 comments.

Previous PBCC Research Award winner Dr. Susan Domchek co-led study

It’s a breakthrough for advanced breast cancer patients with BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene mutations. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration last week approved its first treatment for advanced breast cancer caused by the inherited mutations. The drug, Lynparza (olaparib tablets), was previously approved to treat advanced ovarian cancer caused by mutations of BRCA1 or BRCA2.

University of Pennsylvania researcher and previous PBCC Research Award winner Dr. Susan Domchek co-led the study that led to the drug’s approval for breast cancer. Dr. Domchek calls the drug’s approval a significant advance for those women with triple-negative breast cancer and a BRCA mutation.

PBCC Awards $50,000 Grant to Penn State Cancer Institute’s Dr. Nancy Lill

Posted By on February 16th, 2017 at 4:29 pm | 0 comments.

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The PA Breast Cancer Coalition recently had the honor of awarding $50,000 to researcher Nancy Lill, Ph.D. of Penn State Cancer Institute. Dr. Lill will use the grant on a specialized project targeting the treatment of aggressive triple-negative breast cancers. Her research team plans to advance novel anticancer compounds, known as schweinfurthin analogues, toward the ultimate goal of clinical use against certain cancers that have been resistant to chemotherapy, like triple-negative.

The funding from the PA Breast Cancer Coalition fills a critical gap in the research pipeline.” said Dr. Lill. “By providing the research resources necessary to undertake such work and generate such evidence, you set the stage for leaps in scientific knowledge that will lead to new and effective treatments for breast cancer patients.”

Dr. Lill hosted a special immersion lab for students from the Harrisburg School District participating in the PBCC CARES (Community, Advocacy and Research Education for Students) program following the award presentation. She explained why triple-negative breast cancers are particularly difficult to treat and showed the students cancer cells through the microscope.

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Funding for Dr. Lill’s research grant comes from Pennsylvanians who donate their PA income tax refund, private donors and contributions from the PA Breast Cancer Coalition’s Grassroots Partners.

Would you like to bring us closer to a cure for breast cancer? Donate your state income tax refund to breast cancer research on Line 32 of the PA-40 form or host a Grassroots Partner event in your community! Help us find a cure now… so our daughters won’t have to!