Funding Avon Centers of Excellence and Research Initiatives


Avon Centers of Excellence

Located in seven urban hubs across the US, Avon Centers of Excellence are major academic institutions that advance scientific research and ensure that underserved communities have access to state-of-the-art breast cancer care.


We invest in research on the prevention, diagnostics and treatment of breast cancer so that individuals – specifically those living with metastatic disease or other sub-types with few existing therapies – have as many options as possible. Current projects examine a number of issues, including: the role of diet and metastatic breast cancer growth; the pathways by which tumor cells circulate around the body; and the identification of unique biomarkers for triple negative breast cancer.

    Navigating Breast Cancer: Meet our Heroes in Pink - Patient navigation takes many forms. Some navigators are breast cancer survivors, some are nurses, some are spokespeople, and some are all of the above. Navigators help patients better understand their diagnoses, take notes during doctor appointments and schedule follow-ups, translate for non-English speakers, provide information on treatment options, and so much more. From encouraging preventative […]