In the United States an estimated 296,000 women and 2,240 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year and almost 40,000 women and 410 men will die of the disease. That's one death every 14 minutes, according to the National Breast Cancer Coalition.
Breast cancer is one of the most well-funded diseases, but federal funding for breast cancer research has decreased in recent years. That's why advocates urge continued contributions for research.
To learn more or donate, here's a selection of breast cancer research organizations and charities:
American Cancer Society
ACS supports patients and families, funds research and events throughout the country.
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Professional organization representing cancer physicians.
Nonprofit focused on education and helping women make informed decisions about breast cancer care and treatment.
A national nonprofit focused on prevention and early detection of breast and ovarian cancer in young women.
National Comprehensive Cancer Network
Nonprofit alliance of 25 leading cancer centers devoted to patient care, research and education.
The National Breast Cancer Coalition has set a deadline of January 1, 2020, to end breast cancer.
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
The largest breast cancer charity, best known for many fundraising events and marathons.
Young Survival Coalition
A group dedicated to helping young women diagnosed with breast cancer.