Contributions raised through the Revlon LOVE IS ON Million Dollar Challenge will help fund the Institute’s breast cancer research program. The scope of research at Karmanos includes targeting metastatic breast cancer tumors that have spread to the brain, as well as understanding the role of stem cells in the development of cancer. Other research areas include developing vaccines that target a patient’s DNA and establishing ultrasound imaging and breast cancer risk assessment. The ultimate goal of this research is to develop new immunotherapies that will help the patient’s own immune system destroy the breast cancer.
Not only must the quality of the research be extraordinary to achieve this goal, it must also translate directly to patient care, providing new hope for countless breast cancer patients for whom conventional treatments have failed. Your support gives our patients the most precious gift: more time to spend with loved ones.