How is Breast Cancer Research and Clinical Trials Funded?

Posted by peggysue on January 10, 2014 in Admirable, Courage, Healthy Choices, Hope, Passion and Joy, Selfless People |



Are  you wondering how breast cancer research and other cancer researched is funded in this country? It is funded through the government and medical facilities that apply for monies to help with the research and pay for the salaries of researchers. The monies also pay for tests for the participants and clinical nurses to pay. Those institutions that receive the monies are very accountable to how the money is being used.

Check it out.

Without research we would not make progress. Most of the breast cancer money in this country has been spent on research, and we still do not have answers, cures. We need more lives saved, more cures, and of course more answers. Every rock needs to be unturned. What was missed?

College Cancer Research Institutions also obtain this money.

St. Lukes Whiteside lists theirs on this website. It is harder to find out about Essentia’s research. What about UMD’s breast cancer research? The last few years they have had some breast cancer research studies since Dr. Black became chancellor. Before that there was no breast cancer research being done locally at UMD.

Funding also comes to MN through the Department of Defense and the monies go to the Mayo Clinic and the Main U where lots of research is done on breast cancer. We have had a number of drugs discovered nationwide that work and then those who have been thrown out the window with the bathwater so to speak. What is great about the Department of Defense program is that  trained breast cancer advocates are on these teams. They are often LEAD trained advocates. They are trained through the National Breast Cancer Coalition and also through Susan G. Komen. Susan G. Komen funds 25% of the breast cancer research in this country, and they are committed to finding a cure for this disease. The National Breast Cancer Coalition wants breast cancer to end in this country.The last time I looked it up the American Cancer Society gives 15% or less to all cancers in this country.

Research does not come cheaply because it involves years of research. Patients without insurance sign up for it because it pays for their care and they have many tests that they normally could not afford to pay for. Unfortunately many of us know these breast cancer patients. Some have lived and many have died.

St. Lukes Research/Whiteside-Federal Government Funding-Saint Lukes has had a Whiteside Research Program (cancer research program) for years.

Essentia does not make it an open record that can be obtained by the Internet but they do ask patients to participate in their clinical trials.





Clinical Trials.Gov WEBSITE


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