Progress powered by research

We invest your donations into life-saving research that directly impacts Canadian patients. The projects we support ensure rapid movement of research findings, so research reaches patients sooner, and we are one step closer to ending breast cancer.

Requests for Grant Funding

Our internal review process involves a rigorous assessment of innovative directions in breast cancer research in need of seed funding. Our approach is unique. It is driven by our passion for precision oncology. Collectively and collaboratively, we advance the prevention, understanding and treatment of breast cancer towards our ultimate goal: earlier detection and better management.

Grant invitations will be shared on this page. Researchers, scientists and investigators are encouraged to visit this page for updates.

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Patient Reported Outcomes

Breast Cancer Canada is inviting breast cancer patients across Canada to participate in new research that can help change treatment and policy through our new PROgress research initiative.

There is increasing interest to capture Patient Reported Outcomes (PROs) to enhance clinical care. Regular monitoring of patients using PROs improves patient-clinician communication, symptom management, patient satisfaction, quality of life, and overall survival.

Precision oncology is the future of cancer therapeutics. The best patient treatment is supported by patients themselves and PROs give insight into how patients see health and treatment effects and how treatments impact outcomes. This information helps to set the best practices for each type and stage of breast cancer.

PROgress is the largest of its kind research initiative being conducted in Canada and Breast Cancer Canada is proud to be leading the way.

To participate, contact our Regional Hub.

Breast Cancer Research Focused in Precision Oncology

Breast Cancer Canada’s Scientific Advisory Board works as one to drive excellence in Canadian breast cancer research and leadership. How? By identifying, collaborating with, and funding groups and individuals. Specifically, those that are supporting our four pillars in precision oncology research. The pillars that bring us closer to earlier detection and better management.

Our research focus on precision oncology that deliver individualized treatment models. The projects we fund across Canada accelerate the transition from standard approaches for breast cancer treatment, to the new age of personalized medicine.

The goal is to match the right plan to the right person at the right time.

Precision Genomics Research Pillars


The purpose of basic science research is to increase the understanding of how fundamental biological processes work. The information uncovered by basic science projects lay the groundwork for all other research that follows.

Screening &

Using new technology to improve screening and detection – with better quality and less invasive test techniques than what we use now. New precision or personalized technology like genomic blood tests that identify breast cancer during screening, and machine learning that assists a clinician for more accurate breast cancer detection.


Research where a biomarker has been identified for treatment research and development; or a targeted localized treatment discovery is in early stage of development involving a precision oncology focus.

Patient Reported Outcomes

Research on the implementation of patient reported outcomes across the spectrum of breast cancer screening and disease management.  The data highlights how patients perceive health and treatment effects and how treatments impact outcomes. This shapes treatment and surgical interventions that impact many aspects of a patient’s life.

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When you support Breast Cancer Canada, you are helping to improve and save lives through better treatments and early detection of breast cancer.

1 in 8 Canadian women
will be diagnosed with breast cancer.

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Breast Cancer Canada
National Office

101-415 Exmouth Street
Sarnia, Ontario
N7T 8A4