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Research Support

To advance scientific knowledge and develop treatments and cures for breast cancer, the Extramural Grants Administration Program staff will issue requests for applications on behalf of the Health Research Science Board. Check this web site for updates, or sign up for HRSB eAlerts and indicate Request for Application (RFA) as your area of interest.

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Current Funding Opportunities

  • Patricia S. Brown Breast Cancer Risk Reduction Education Research Projects (Round 5): This RFA supports breast cancer risk reduction education research projects that encourage the development and implementation of innovative pilot projects using methods or strategies consistent with, or that build upon, the findings of “The Community Guide.” To learn more about this opportunity, please visit the New York State Grants Gateway (link is external) and search using the keywords, “Patricia S. Brown,” and select the Department of Health as the Funding Agency. Applications are due by 4:00 PM EST on January 11, 2018 in the New York State Grants Gateway.

Funding Opportunities Pending Review

  • Peter T. Rowley Breast Cancer Scientific Research Projects (Round 4) RFA

  • Healthcare Practitioner Breast Cancer Education Research Projects (Round 1) RFA

Recent Awards

  • Peter T. Rowley Breast Cancer Scientific Research Projects RFA (Round 3). These projects are two-year awards.
Principal Investigator Sponsoring Institution Amount Title
Chia-Hsin Chan, Ph.D. The Research Foundation for SUNY Stony Brook $359,999 A New Strategy and Tool to Tackle Cancer Stem Cells and Metastasis in Triple-negative Breast Cancer

Mikala Egeblad, Ph.D.

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory $345,800 Modulating Innate-adaptive Immune Cell Interactions for the Immunotherapy of Breast Cancer
Sharon S. Evans, Ph.D. Health Research Incorporated, Roswell Park Cancer Institute $360,000 Novel Mechanism of Immune Subversion by Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells in Aggressive Breast Cancer
John G. Frelinger, Ph.D. University of Rochester $357,747 Amplifying Immune Responses to Breast Cancer Using a Novel IL.2 Therapy to Limit Side Effects and Enhance Efficacy
David Jeruzalmi, Ph.D. The Research Foundation of CUNY obo City College of New York $347,200 Laying the Foundation for Combination Therapy Against Breast Cancer: Analysis of Human Shelterin-DNA Complex
Mira Krendel, Ph.D. The Research Foundation for SUNY Upstate Medical University $360,000 Myosin 1e as a Potential Therapeutic Target in Breast Cancer
Juntao Luo, Ph.D. State University of New York Upstate Medical University $360,000 Structure-based Nanocarrier Design for Targeted Cabazitaxel Delivery to the Advanced Breast Cancer Brain Metastases
Mark Noble, Ph.D. University of Rochester $359,907 Safer and More Effective Treatment of Luminal Breast Cancer and Overcoming Tamoxifen Resistance

Scott Powers, Ph.D.

The Research Foundation for SUNY Stony Brook $350,302 Single-cell Barcoding to Study Breast Cancer Evolution and Drug Resistance

Robert J. Schneider, Ph.D.

New York University School of Medicine $360,000 Reversing Tamoxifen Resistance in Estrogen Receptor Positive Breast Cancer
  • Peter T. Rowley Breast Cancer Research Project and Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards RFA (Round 2): A total of $3,597,800 million in Peter T. Rowley Breast Cancer Research Project and Postdoctoral Fellowship Awards RFA awards were made in 2011, providing initial support for preliminary testing of novel or exploratory hypotheses related to breast cancer. Recipients are expected to open a new area of investigation, satisfactorily test a novel hypothesis, or produce viable data for preparation of a full-scale research application to another organization. Awards were made to eight investigators, with a maximum of $360,000 for two-year projects. 
Principal Investigator Sponsoring Institution Amount  Title
Anne R. Bresnick, Ph.D. Albert Einstein College of Medicine $360,000 Stromal Contribution of the S100A4 Metastasis Factor to Tumor Invasion
Pamela Cowin, Ph.D. New York University School of Medicine $360,000 The Role of Gpr 125 in Breast Development and Cancer
Johanna A. Joyce, Ph.D. Sloan-Kettering Institute for Cancer Research $360,000 Investigating and Targeting Interactions Between Cancer and the Microenvironment in Breast to Brain Metastasis
Paraic A. Kenny, Ph.D. Albert Einstein College of Medicine $360,000 Consequences of GATA3 Mutation for Normal Mammary Gland Development and Breast Cancer
Xiaojing Ma, Ph.D. Weill Cornell Medical College $360,000 Targeting CCL5 in Triple Negative Breast Cancer
Jeffrey W. Pollard, Ph.D. Albert Einstein College of Medicine $360,000 Macrophages and Immunosuppression in Breast Cancer
Elizabeth A. Repasky, Ph.D. Roswell Park Cancer Institute $357,000 Is the Immune Response Against Breast Cancer Inhibited by Lack of Available Metabolic Energy?
Rodney Rothstein, Ph.D. Columbia University $360,000 Developing a New Paradigm to Discover Novel Breast Cancer Drug Targets