Triple Negative Breast Cancer Research Grant
Triple Negative Breast Cancer (TNBC) – defined as estrogen receptor, progesterone receptor and human epidermal growth factor receptor type 2 (HER2) negativity – is heterogeneous with respect to biology, prognosis and response to treatment. TNBC can be associated with BRCA1 & BRCA2 mutations and is associated with younger age at diagnosis and with poorer outcomes compared with non-TNBC. Studies are needed to improve our understanding of its biology and current management and outcome of patients diagnosed with TNBC.
This funding opportunity has been made available through generous philanthropic support to the UF Health Cancer Center. It recognizes that i) the study of TNBC is underrepresented in academic and industry research portfolios, and ii) there exists a great need to advance our understanding of the genetics and biology of TNBC and for implementing new strategies for clinical trials.
The goals of the TNBC Research Grant are to:
- Identify new research opportunities focused on the biology or treatment of TNBC;
- Create synergies and collaborations among UF Health Cancer Center members and other members of University of Florida, Gainesville;
- Stimulate applications for future program-type federal or national extramural funding.