Breast Cancer Research e-news (CBCRP) Vol11No4

April 10, 2017
Funding Opportunity: California Breast Cancer Prevention Initiatives
May 11, 2017 – Application Deadline for Adverse Childhood Experiences and Breast Cancer Risk
Funding is available for investigators to analyze cohort studies to determine if adverse experiences during childhood contributes to increased breast cancer risk, risk of specific breast cancer subtypes, and/or major risk factors for breast cancer.
The Adverse Childhood Experiences and Breast Cancer Risk initiative will be funded through a request for proposals for:
  • Maximum duration: 3 years
  • Maximum Direct Costs $600,000
Be sure to visit our website at to learn more about this initiative.  
Application materials are available on proposalCentral at
Tax Season is Here! – 405 Check the Box. Join the Fight.

Over 27,000 Californians will be diagnosed with breast cancer in 2017.*

April is here and so is tax season. Make this one count by choosing to help make a difference in the fight against breast cancer.
How? You can help us conquer breast cancer in your community with a contribution to the California Breast Cancer Research Fund on line 405 of your state income tax form 540. Your contribution is automatically tax deductible for the following year, and the money goes directly to the California Breast Cancer Research Program to support new approaches to diagnose, treat, and prevent breast cancer.
Help us identify the true causes of breast cancer so that we may ultimately prevent it.
Tell your tax preparer about donating to the California Breast Cancer Research Fund Tax Checkoff – Line 405, which was identified as a “model fund” by Sen. Bob Hertzberg, chair of the CA Senate Committee on Governance and Finance.  
Other ways you can also support CBCRP are:
  • Making “California Breast Cancer Research Program” your support recipient on Amazon Smile. When you choose CBCRP, we receive 0.5% of the purchase price.
  • Making your donation on-line or by mail
Visit ‘’> to learn more and to give now.
Seeking Committed Advisors
May 31, 2017—Deadline for Breast Cancer Research Council Nominations
We are accepting nominations for two appointments to our Breast Cancer Research Council including:
  • one scientist or clinician who is active in basic science, clinical, public health, or health policy research in breast cancer or other related fields; and has experience with environmental health and environmental policy
  • one representative from patient or advocacy groupswho has an understanding of the research funding process;
Council members provide advice and oversight to our program and are instrumental in setting our funding strategies and programmatic directions.
New Advocacy Involvement Tools for Investigators
Because we require applicants for all CBCRP funding to engage breast cancer or community advocates in their projects, and this may be a new skill set for some investigators, we have created a suite of technical assistance (TA) tools designed to answer questions and provide support. We are offering:
  • TA modules: Brief, narrated PowerPoint presentations
  • Webinars:  Opportunities to sign up for upcoming webinars or listen to archived webinars providing information about CBCRP expectations and tips for involving advocates at the letter of intent (LOI) and application stages.
  • Samples of strong advocacy involvement responses to CBCRP requirements
  • Example timelines of collaboration and compensation
  • Reading lists
Visit to explore these materials and learn how to meaningfully involve advocates your research or to fine tune your process.