Breast Cancer Research e-news (CBCRP) Vol11No5

May 5, 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
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 with expertise in environmental health and environmental policy and who is active in basic science, clinical, public health, or health policy research in breast cancer or other related fields
·         one representative from patient or advocacy groupswith an understanding of the research funding process, who can represent one or more underserved communities and is from outside of the bay area.
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.
Give a Little Extra for Mother’s Day
Mother's Day is Sunday, May 14. Shop at and Amazon will donate to California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP). Amazon has a large variety of gifts that are perfect for Mother's Day including electronics, jewelry, clothing, and more.
Money magazine identified us as one of five charitable organizations that are making the biggest impact against breast cancer, so you know that your contributions will be put to good use.
You can also support CBCRP by:
·         Contributing 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  
·         Making your donation on-line or by mail
Visit ‘’> to learn more and to give now.