The mission of Find The Cause Breast Cancer Foundation is to fund scientific research on the environmental causes of breast cancer and to educate the public on prevention.
90% of those diagnosed with breast cancer have no family history of the disease!
Find The Cause Breast Cancer Foundation was founded 15 years ago by victims of breast cancer who, having no family history, knew instinctively that there must be another reason why so many get the disease.
Despite the billions of dollars that have been put towards researching treatments and cures, as the below statistics emphasize, the disease is still with us.
- Each year, over 230,000 women are diagnosed and 40,000 continue to die.
- An estimated 2.7 million women are living with breast cancer in the US today. Forty years ago it was 1 in 24. Today it is 1 in 8.
- Breast cancer kills more women between the ages of 15 and 54 than any other type of cancer.
Prevent breast cancer!
Over 85,000 man-made chemicals are being used by industries across the globe. Is it a coincidence that over the last 40 years, breast cancer diagnoses have gone up, while we keep increasing our use of these synthetic compounds?
Fund the research and FIND THE CAUSE.
Through our “Investing in Prevention” campaign, Find The Cause is raising $5 million to fund a consortium of four scientific laboratories at Boston University and Tufts University. This is the first initiative of its kind, focusing on the environmental causes of breast cancer and capitalizing on the synergies of these teams of world renowned scientists who are working in collaboration to discover which chemicals cause breast cancer, how they cause it and how to prevent them from causing it.
Find The Cause in the Press
Art beCAUSE Breast Cancer Foundation held its annual fashion presentation on April 27, 2017 with a celeb-filled runway at the Wellesley Country Club.
In February, BUSRP hosted a workshop on community engagement with guest speaker Sylvia Broude, Executive Director of our CEC partner Toxics Action Center.
A new culture system that tests the role of chemical exposure on the developing mammary gland has found that bisphenol A (BPA) directly affects the mammary gland of mouse embryos.
Trying to detect causes of breast cancer in the environment is a monumental task.