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CBCRP is funded in part by voluntary tax contributions on personal California income tax forms.

Your contribution to the California Breast Cancer Research Fund on your state income tax form 540 will directly fund vital research into the causes, prevention and treatment of breast cancer. The following projects were supported entirely or in part by Californians who contributed to the California Breast Cancer Research Fund on their income tax form: 

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Diversity Supplements to existing awards, click here

 

A Novel Biological Framework for the Role of Xenoestrogens
Shanaz Dairkee
California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$279,242

Addressing Cultural and Tribal Issues in Breast Cancer
Linda Navarro (co-PI), Turtle Health Foundation
Marlene von Friederichs-Fitzwater, Ph.D. (co-PI), University of California, Davis
Collaboration Research Collaboration Award - Pilot
$88,625 (THF)
$79,100 (UCD)

African American Women and Breast Cancer: What Works?
¹Priscilla Banks and ²Carol Somkin
¹African American Advisory Committee, ²Kaiser Foundation Research Institute 
Community Research Collaboration Award - Pilot
$132,055

Apogossypol Derivatives for Breast Cancer Therapy
Maurizo Pellecchia
The Burnham Institute
STEP Award
$285,764

Breast Cancer Functional Imaging with Optics and MRI
¹Bruce Tromberg, ²Nola Hylton and ¹John Butler
¹UC Irvine, and ²UCSF
 Translational Research Collaboration Award - Full
$500,000

Breast Cancer Lymphedema: Role of Insulin Resistance/FOXC2
Stanley G. Rockson
Stanford University
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$234,178

Breast Cancer Metastasis: A Heritable Trait?
Alice Wittemore
Stanford University
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$264,595

Breast Cancer Prevention and Control Among Deaf Women
¹Barbara Berman and ²Heidi Kleiger
¹UCLA, and ²Greater Los Angeles Council on Deafness, Inc.
 Community Research Collaboration Award - Pilot
$110,207

Breast Cancer Prevention by Inhibition of Estrogen Action 
Vicki Davis
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center
IDEAII: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award II
$302,983

Breast Cancer Prevention with Phytochemicals in Mushrooms
Shiuan Chen
Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope
Topic-targeted Research Awards - Request for Applications
$766,376

Breast Cancer Risk Associated with High Mammographic Density
Thea D. Tlsty
UCSF
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$148,163

Breast Cancer Risks in California Nail Salon Workers
Linda Okahara and Peggy Reynolds
Asian Health Services and Northern California Cancer Center
Community Research Collaboration Award -Full 
$317,610 (AHS) 

$349,303 (NCCC)

Breast Cancer Survivorship: Partner’s Role in Recovery
Beth E. Meyerowitz
University of Southern California
Topic-targeted Research Awards - Request for Applications
$617,738

Alison Chopel and Danielle Soto
Public Health Institute and Brighter Beginnings
Community Research Collaboration Award - Pilot
$174,915

Breast Stromal Genes Act as Early Markers of Malignancy
¹Thea Tlsty and ²Stefanie Jeffrey
¹UCSF and ²Stanford University 
Translational Research Collaboration Award - Full
$249,999 ¹(UCSF) and $392,498 ²(Stanford)

Characterization of Circulating Tumor Cells in Breast Cancer
Verena Kallab
UCSF
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
$80,000

Characterizing Breast Cancer Cells in Blood and Bone Marrow
Robert Carlson
Stanford University
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$156,108

Chinese Herbal Therapy (CHT) for Symptom Management
Hope Rugo
UCSF
IDEAII: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award II
$200,000

Clinical Utility of Breast Cancer DNA Markers in Serum
Dave Hoon
John Wayne Cancer Institute
STEP Award
$472,000

Co-Targeting the Notch and EphB4 Receptors in Breast Cancer
DebasishTripathy
University of Southern California
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$245,096

Combating Breast Cancer with the Wellderly Immune Repertoire 
Brunhilde Felding-Habermann
The Scripps Research Institute
IDEA Renewal
$473,750

Cost-effective Analysis to Inform Breast Cancer Screening Policy
Joy Melnikow
UC, Davis
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$148,170

CT guided DOT for Breast Cancer Imaging
Changqing Li
UC Merced
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$193,750

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Decision Support in Rural Underserved North Coast Counties
¹Jeff Belkora, ²Sara O'Donnell and ³Julie Ohnemus
¹UCSF ²Mendocino Cancer Resource Center, and ³Humboldt Community Breast Health Project
Community Research Collaboration Award - Pilot
$115,000

Decreasing Endocrine Disruptor Exposure in Latina Teens
Kim Harley and Kimberly Parra
UC, Berkeley and Clinica de Salud del Valle de Salinas
Community Research Collaboration Award - Full
$646,431

Do Community Groups Enhance Well-Being?
Matthew J. Cordova
Stanford University
Postdoctoral Fellowship
$74,968

Does A Peer Navigator Improve Quality of Life at Diagnosis?
¹Caroline Bliss-Isberg and ²David Speigel
¹Central Coast Women’s Cancer Consortium, ²Stanford University
Community Research Collaboration Award - Full
$773,655

Early Breast Cancer Detection Using 3-D Ultrasound Tomography
Thomas R. Nelson
UCSD
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$149,879

Exploring Rural Disparities in Breast Cancer Mortality
Brenda Elvine-Kreis and Terry Uyeki

Humboldt Community Breast Health Project and Humboldt State University
Community Research Collaboration Award - Pilot
$217,102

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Fiber, Estrogen and Breast Cancer in Mexican American Women 
Malcolm Pike
University of Southern California 
STEP award
$159,697

Genes That Modulate Dioxin-Induced Breast Cancer
Quan Lu
Stanford University
Postdoctoral Fellowship
$86,400

Genetic and Environmental Modifiers of Breast Cancer Risk
Argyrios Ziogas
UC, Irvine
Topic-targeted Research Awards - Request for Applications
$287,987

Genetics, Obesity, and Breast Cancer Risk
Catherine Carpenter
UC, Irvine
Topic-targeted Research Awards - Request for Applications
$533,527

Genetic Predictors of Chemotherapy Toxicity in Breast Cancer
Deanna Kroetz
UCSF
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$100,000

Gut Microbiota in Association with Chemotherapy Treatment
Anna Wu
University of Southern California
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$246,937

 

Health Literacy in Older Patients' Breast Cancer Treatment
Arash Naeim
UCLA
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$180,890

Identification of Metastasis Competent Breast Cancer Cells
Barbara Mueller
La Jolla Institute for Molecular Medicine
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$327,372

Gary Johanning
SRI International
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$229,273
Polly Marshall and Shanaz Dairkee
Breast Cancer Over Time and California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute
Community Research Collaboration Award - Pilot
$246,950

Inhibition of Brain Metastases in Breast Cancer
Brunhilde Felding-Habermann
The Scripps Research Institute
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$278,850

Intervening on Reproductive Health in Young Survivors
Irene Su
UCSD
Translational Research Award
$968,782

Intraductal Therapy of DCIS: A Presurgery Study
Susan Love
Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation
Translational Research Award
$851,559

Intranasal Drug Delivery for Brain Metastatic Breast Cancer
Axel Schonthal
University of Southern California
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$242,530

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Light at Night and Breast Cancer Risk in California Teachers
Peggy Reynolds
Cancer Prevention Institute of California
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$199,080

John Shepherd
UCSF
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$124,112

Measuring Real-world Breast Cancer Outcomes
Allison Kurian
Stanford University School of Medicine
Translational Research Award
$1,066,225

Meeting the Self-Care Needs of Latinas after Breast Cancer
Anna Napoles and Carmen Ortiz
UCSF and Circulo de Vida Cancer Support and Resource Center
Community Research Collaboration Award - Pilot
$191,431

Modulation of Breast Cancer Stem Cell response to Radiation
Frank Pajonk
UCLA
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$150,000

Molecular Imaging of Metastatic Lymph Nodes in Breast Cancer
Ella Jones
UCSF
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$150,000

Molecular Staging of Breast Cancer
Cheng-Ming Chuong
University of Southern California
IDEAII: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award II
$244,320

Multinuclear MRI of Breast Tumors
Brian Hargreaves
Stanford University
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$236,771

Nanotherapy for Breast Cancer Targeting Tumor Macrophages
Gaurav Sharma
The Burnham Institute for Medical Research
Postdoctoral Fellowship
$90,000

Overcoming Tamoxifen-Resistance in Breast Cancer
Kristiina Vuori
The Burnham Institute
STEP Award
$288,0000

P32: New Functional Target in Breast Cancer Brain Metastasis
Karin Staflin
Scripps Research Institute
Postdoctoral Fellowship
$90,000

PDBEs in Tissues of Women with and Without Breast Cancer
Myrto Petreas
California Department of Health Services
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$85,901

Persistent Organic Pollutants and Mammographic Density
Eunjung Lee
University of Southern California
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$248,244

Pesticide and Gene Interactions in Latina Farm Workers
Paul Mills
UCSF
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$163,668

Preclinical Analysis of MAD28 in Inflammatory Breast Cancer
Emmanuel Theodorakis
UCSD
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$210,715

Preventing Tumor Progression in Women with High-Risk DCIS
Thea Tlsty
UCSF
Translational Research Award
$956,774

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Racial Disparity in Breast Cancer Mortality
Rebecca Smith-Bindman
UCSF
Topic-targeted Research Awards - Request for Applications
$583,287

Reproductive Concerns and Depression among Younger Survivors 
Jessica Gorman
University of California, San Diego
Dissertation Award
$35,492

Returning to Work and Quality of Life after Breast Cancer
¹Diane Estrin and ²Rani Eversley
¹Women's Cancer Resource Center, ²University of California, San Francisco
Community Research Collaboration Award - Pilot
$86,147

Risk Factors and Breast Cancer Survival in Black/White Women
Yani Lu
Beckman Research Institute at the City of Hope
Postdoctoral Fellowship
$89.996

 

Salivary Biomarkers for Early Detection of Breast Cancer
Lei Zhang
UCLA
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$150,000

Science Literacy & Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Education
Natasha Riley and Georgia Sadler
Vista Community Clinic and University of California, San Diego
Community Research Collaboration Award - Pilot
$121,402 (VCC) / $44,003 (UCSD)

Smoking Effect on Pulmonary Metastasis from Breast Cancer
Susan Murin
UC, Davis
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$74,968

South Asian Women with Breast Cancer: What are Their Needs?
Zul Surani, Roshan Bastani and Beth Glenn
South Asian Cancer Foundation and UCLA 
Community Research Collaboration Award - Pilot
$112,424

Southeast Asian Breast Health Navigation
Mary Anne Foo and Marjorie Kagawa-Singer
Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance and UC:A
Community Research Collaboration Award - Pilot
$187,500

Marc Goodman
Cedars-Sinai Medicial Center
Translational Research Award
$174,915

Stratifying DCIS Biopsies for Risk of Future Tumor Formation
Thea Tlsty
UCSF
Translational Research Award
$750,000

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Targeting Brain Metastasis with a Cell-based Approach
Mihaela Lorger
The Scripps Research Institute
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award 
$284,850

Targeting Breast Cancer Metastasis to Bone
Christopher Contag
Stanford University
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award 
$240,750

Technologies for Augmented Reality Breast Surgery
Bruce Daniel
Stanford University
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$235,100

Telephone-based Decision Support for Rural Patients
Sara O’Donnell and Jeff Belkora
Mendocino Cancer Resource Center and UCSF
Community Research Collaboration Award - Full
$672,272

The Relationship of BRCA1 and HMGA2 in Breast Cancer
Connie Tsai
UC, Irvine
Dissertation Award
$76,000

The Role Chk1 in Breast Cancer DNA Damage Repair
Jennifer Scorah
Scripps Research Institute
Postdoctoral Fellowship
$90,000

Translational Proteomics of Normal to Benign Breast Disease
Dave Hoon, Lori Wilson and Armando Giuliano
John Wayne Cancer Institute
Translational Research Collaboration—Pilot Award
$188,800

Vitamin D and Breast Cancer in Obesity: Therapeutic Trials
David Feldman
Stanford University
IDEA Renewal
$444,942

Vitamin D Signals Via a Novel Pathway to Inhibit Metastasis
Brian Feldman
Stanford University
IDEA: Innovative, Developmental, and Exploratory Award
$236,434

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Diversity Supplements to existing awards for:

Danielle Rose Ash (Mentor: Katherine Kahn)
University of California, Los Angeles
The Impact of Structure on the Quality of Breast Cancer Care

Melanie Funes-Duran (Mentor: Colleen Sweeny)
University of California, Davis
Pathway-Specific Gene Expression in Breast Cancer Cells

Dorothy Hong (Mentor: Michael Press)
University of Southern California
HER-2/neu Gene Variations and Breast Cancer Risk

Yoshiko Umezawa (Mentor: Rose Maly)
University of California, Los Angeles
Determinants of Receiving Breast Cancer Treatment in the Underserved

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