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Endowed Fund for The Breast Cancer Site Researcher at Mayo Clinic

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Every moment counts in the fight against breast cancer and in the search for a cure. And now, The Breast Cancer Site has found one more way to help. We've created The Breast Cancer Site Endowed Fund for Breast Cancer Research at Mayo Clinic.

Help us fund this endowment. Contributions to the fund are matched by Mayo Clinic up to $250,000, so your contribution is doubled to make an even greater difference.

Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit organization and is one of the world's preeminent tertiary care, medical research and education facilities. At its three locations in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota, Mayo Clinic thoroughly diagnoses and treats complex medical problems in every specialty. Its Comprehensive Cancer Center is the only National Cancer Society- designated cancer center with a national presence.

Comprehensive Cancer Center designations are earned through a rigorous, peer-review process that is repeated every five years. Institutions must demonstrate scientific excellence in research programs; clinical excellence in treating cancer patients; outstanding educational programs for both biomedical professionals and the public; and strong outreach programs.

More than 16,000 new cancer patients come to Mayo Clinic every year because they know they will receive the best care possible.

Mayo's mission is to provide the best care to every patient every day through integrated clinical practice, education and research. Mayo Clinic is based on the idea of "cooperative medicine." Teams of experts combine their skills and experience to help solve people's medical problems. Mayo continually searches for better ways of diagnosis and treatment, with the ultimate goal of eradicating disease.

Here are just a few of the many headlines from Mayo Clinic's cancer research activities:

  • "New Study of Targeted Therapies for Breast Cancer Establishes Model for Global Clinical Trials."
  • "Breast Cancer Risk Varies In Young Women with Benign Breast Disease, Mayo Researchers Say"
  • "Mayo Researchers Find Potential Links Between Breast Density and Breast Cancer Risk"
  • "Mayo Clinic Research on Tamoxifen Leads to Recommendation for CYP2D6 Gene Test"

With your help we can understand more fully the biology of breast cancer.

With your help we can discover new ways to predict, prevent, diagnose and treat breast cancer.

With your help we can transform the lives of breast cancer patients today and in the future.


About The Endowed Fund
The Mayo endowment is a pool of permanent funds whose purpose is to provide a perpetual stream of annual financial support for Mayo Clinic. The Mayo endowment traces its roots to a series of large gifts made by Clinic founders, Drs. William J. and Charles H. Mayo, between 1915 and 1934. During this period, the brothers set up the charitable not-for-profit organization now known as Mayo Clinic, to which they contributed the assets of their then privately-owned practice, and gave large personal sums to help sustain its research and education programs.

Once fully funded, interest earned from the endowed fund for breast cancer research will be used to pay the salary of a breast cancer researcher at Mayo Clinic. The Breast Cancer Site Endowed Fund for Breast Cancer Research at Mayo Clinic will fund breast cancer research in perpetuity.

Mayo Clinic, Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research (MFMR), and Mayo's fundraising efforts do not endorse any companies, their related partners, manufacturers, or products.


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