Canadian foundation awards $11.3 million for breast cancer research
Sep 8, 2011
The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation in the Ontario region has recently awarded $11.3 million to various research centers in order to produce positive breast cancer health news, according to KingstonThisWeek.
This money will be spread out into grants for nearly 50 promising research projects in the area. The different projects that the foundation has funded thus far includes a clinical trail to discover if a drug for women with diabetes can cause breast cancer. Another was an investigation to determine why the common side effects of chemotherapy - nausea and vomiting - occur, according to the news source.
It is expected that the 50 projects that were just funded also render results to help individuals understand the disease, the media outlet reports.
According to the American Cancer Society, this disease is the second leading cause of cancer-related death among women, trailing behind only lung cancer. However, advancements in research and breakthrough breast cancer news has caused a decline in the death rate since 1990. There are currently 2.5 million survivors across the country.