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!

Despite the billions of dollars that have been put towards researching treatments and cures, as the statistics below emphasize, the disease is still with us.

  • This year, more than 310,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer.
  • More than 42,000 will lose their lives to the disease.
  • 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetime.
  • Breast cancer is the second leading cause of cancer death in women.


Our Goal

Prevent breast cancer!

Over 86,000 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?

Our Solution

Fund the research and Find The Cause…

Find The Cause is funding 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

Gretta bravely opens up about her emotional breast cancer journey.

Researchers brief lawmakers and staffers on their work to learn more about the environmental causes.

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.

Researchers trying to fight cancer by identifying what causes the disease in the first place.