BETHESDA, MarylandThe Avon Products Foundation has awarded $20
million to the National Cancer Institute to help support breast cancer research
and expand early-phase clinical trials of promising techniques for prevention,
diagnosis, and therapy.
The foundation also awarded $10 million each to the Massachusetts General
Hospital/Harvard Comprehensive Cancer Center, the University of California, San
Francisco Comprehensive Cancer Center, and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive
Cancer Center of Northwestern University. It said the funds would be used at
each institution to support biomedical research, clinical care for medically
underserved women, and construction of new facilities focusing on breast cancer
research and care.