Susan G. Komen Adds 16 Breast Cancer Research Leaders as Komen Scholars and Advisors

Susan G. Komen Adds 16 Breast Cancer Research Leaders as Komen Scholars and Advisors
Susan G. Komen, the world's largest nonprofit breast cancer organization, welcomes 16 new leaders in breast cancer research and advocacy to their Komen Scholars international advisory group. Komen Scholars help guide breast cancer research and scientific programs, education, and advocacy work, as well as public health efforts in the U.S. and abroad. “The Komen Scholars are a brilliant group of cancer researchers who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our collective fight against this disease,” Dr. George Sledge, Komen chief scientific advisor, said in a press release. “Their expertise goes from the bench to the bedside, and many have already made important contributions to our understanding of the disease, and to its conquest through better diagnosis and treatment.” Susan G. Komen is a global organization dedicated to battling breast cancer by funding research, education, treatment, and other programs. The organization was founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, she would dedicate her life to fighting the disease that took Susan’s life. The new members will join the current 44 Komen Scholars who have been with the organization since 2010. The Komen Scholars network provides expertise in a variety of disciplines besides leading and participating in the annual peer-review process that funds research programs. Since 1982, the Susan G. Komen organization has invested nearly $889 million in research alone,
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