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Breast Cancer Awareness Month
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which is a worldwide annual campaign to increase awareness and to promote regular screening and early detection of breast cancer.
Other than skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer affecting American women, with 1 in 8 receiving the diagnosis of breast cancer during one’s lifetime. Early detection provides the best chance of successful treatment and cure. Over 3.5 million breast cancer survivors are alive today thanks to advances in screening, detection and treatment.
In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, if you would like to donate to the UCLA Breast Health Program to support breast cancer research, education and advances in patient care, please visit
The UCLA Breast Surgery section is currently seeking funding for early investigator awards, which provides start up support for innovative research in the multi-disciplinary treatment and diagnosis of breast cancer.