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PBCC Research Grants

Are YOU a Breast Cancer Researcher in Pennsylvania looking for additional research funding? The PA Breast Cancer Coalition is now accepting letters of intent for its PBCC Research Grants program. Each year, the Coalition offers grants to outstanding breast and cervical cancer researchers working to find a cure.

Click here to download the Request for Applications (RFA).

Click here to download the 2015 Budget Form. ** please note, funding from this grant cannot be used for administrative costs.**

Letters of Intent are due by July 29, 2015 and Full Applications are due by August 28, 2015. Whether submitted by mail or delivered in person, all materials must be received at the PBCC offices by 4 PM on their due date. To date, the Coalition has awarded more than 90 research grants. Apply today!

YOU can help find a cure for breast cancer! Look for the PA Breast Cancer Coalition’s Refunds for Breast and Cervical Cancer Research line (Line 32) on your state income tax form, choose code "A" and donate your refund for breast cancer research.

Every penny contributed goes directly to PA breast and cervical cancer researchers. By donating, you join the thousands of Pennsylvania tax filers who have contributed more than $3 million for Pennsylvania-based cancer research.

In 2015, the PBCC awarded $50,000 grants to the following researchers:
•    Alessandro Fatatis, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology
Drexel University College of Medicine

•    Xianxin Hua, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Cancer Biology
Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

•    Mauricio Reginato, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Drexel University College of Medicine

Be a part of our fight to find a cure for breast cancer now... so our daughters won't have to!


“The PA Breast Cancer Coalition has a tremendous impact on the cancer community. Through numerous meetings, which inform about new therapies and provide emotional support, the Coalition helps cancer patients fight the disease. The Coalition tells each and every person affected by the cancer: 'We are with You.' While designing and performing experiments in my laboratory, I feel that I am also saying in unison, 'I am with You.'”

Marius Sudol, Ph.D.
Geisinger Health System

“We are thrilled to receive funding from the PBCC's Income Tax Check-Off grants. This project will help improve understanding of who is at highest risk for breast cancer. If we can better identify these individuals, we can intervene earlier with the hope of preventing cancer.”

Susan M. Domchek, M.D
University of Pennsylvania

“This program remains one of the few places where investigators can receive support for new ideas. It can also support young scientists as they work to build their careers in this very competitive field. Pennsylvania residents should be proud of what they can accomplish through this simple act.”

Michael Verderame, Ph.D.
Penn State College of Medicine

“The PBCC’s Income Tax Check-Off gives young investigators a chance to prove themselves before they have a track record in women’s cancers and also gives more mature investigators the chance to garner proof of principle data on ideas that are 'outside the box' of the traditional ideas about women’s cancer. It's important that both types of investigators be funded for innovative research ideas and this grant mechanism accomplishes that goal.”

Jean Latimer, Ph.D.
University of Pittsburgh Medical Center