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.

    Felicia: My Message to African American Women With Breast Cancer - Felicia Mahone has an important message for African American women with breast cancer, one that she has come to believe based on her own experience as a survivor. Felicia is the first in her family to survive the disease in twenty years, and since treatment has dedicated her life to building an environment of care […]