Achievements Throughout the Years

1985

The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation was established to preserve Lynn Sage’s memory while supporting state-of-the-art patient care, exceptional educational outreach programs and the kind of revolutionary research that brings us closer to a cure.

1991

The LSCRF affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an initial pledge of $1 million helped establish the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Program. Today, the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center is the largest program of its kind in the Midwest.

1998

The LSCRF made a $5 million, five-year pledge to support continued development of patient care, education and research initiatives in the breast cancer program. This commitment supported both the clinical breast cancer center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the breast cancer research program of The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

2000

$2.5 million was committed to the Bluhm Breast Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Fund, funded by Mr. Neil Bluhm, which supports detection strategies (such as: MRI, genetics, hormones and other diagnostic methods) for patients at high risk for breast cancer.

2003

The Foundation made a $2.5 million pledge in support of oncology fellowships and research into areas like: the effect of breast cancer on families, the use of cycholsporine in the treatment of breast cancer and the expansion of the breast cancer database physicians can utilize for research.

2013

LSCRF made a $3 million, four-year pledge to continue support of critical research and education projects at Northwestern.

Future

A deep, mutual commitment has forged the successful relationship between LSCRF, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Together, we are dedicated to bringing more humane care to women by changing the course of breast cancer through state-of-the art technology and outstanding research programs. Nationally, LSCRF is at the forefront of the battle against breast cancer and is recognized in Chicago and across the country as a leading philanthropic organization.

1985

The Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation was established to preserve Lynn Sage’s memory while supporting state-of-the-art patient care, exceptional educational outreach programs and the kind of revolutionary research that brings us closer to a cure.

1991

The LSCRF affiliated with Northwestern Memorial Hospital and an initial pledge of $1 million helped establish the Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Program. Today, the Lynn Sage Comprehensive Breast Center is the largest program of its kind in the Midwest.

1998

The LSCRF made a $5 million, five-year pledge to support continued development of patient care, education and research initiatives in the breast cancer program. This commitment supported both the clinical breast cancer center at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the breast cancer research program of The Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

2000

$2.5 million was committed to the Bluhm Breast Cancer Early Detection and Prevention Fund, funded by Mr. Neil Bluhm, which supports detection strategies (such as: MRI, genetics, hormones and other diagnostic methods) for patients at high risk for breast cancer.

2003

The Foundation made a $2.5 million pledge in support of oncology fellowships and research into areas like: the effect of breast cancer on families, the use of cyclosporine in the treatment of breast cancer and the expansion of the breast cancer database physicians can utilize for research.

2013

In 2013, LSCRF made a pledge of $3 million, which supported the following initiatives: (1) oncology fellowships, (2) crucial research and education projects at Northwestern Medicine, and (3) the development of a Breast Cancer Survivorship Program, led by Sofia Garcia, PhD, who serves as the Director of Translational Research in the Cancer Survivorship Institute of the Lurie Cancer Center.

2014

In 2014, LSCRF directed a portion of its most recent pledge toward community outreach programs—specifically, projects addressing disparity of care among women with breast cancer.

2016

In 2016, the foundation completed its support for the Breast Cancer Survivorship Program and made yet another generous pledge of $3 million. This pledge is continuing LSCRF’s support of fellowships, research studies, and educational programs, as well as the community-based projects focused on disparity of breast cancer care. In addition, LSCRF’s philanthropy established the Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation Breast Cancer OncoSET Program at the Lurie Cancer Center. This landmark program combines oncology with genomic tumor profiling, in order to provide a more personalized, precision medicine-based treatment approach to women with breast cancer. By gaining knowledge of the genetic abnormalities specific to each patient’s tumor, researchers and clinicians can make strides toward developing novel, promising, highly customized treatment plans.

Future

A deep, mutual commitment has forged the successful relationship between LSCRF, Northwestern Memorial Hospital and the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. Together, we are dedicated to bringing more humane care to women by changing the course of breast cancer through state-of-the art technology and outstanding research programs. Nationally, LSCRF is at the forefront of the battle against breast cancer and is recognized in Chicago and across the country as a leading philanthropic organization.

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