Funding Progress

94% of Funds Raised Go to Research & Education

Funding to explore new ideas is essential to finding a cure for breast cancer. Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation awards both, seed funding and larger, multi-year grants, to brilliant researchers studying to improve the detection and treatment of breast cancer.

Lynn Sage Breast Cancer Foundation was an early investor in the study of Tamoxifen, which is now the standard of care treatment for hormone-receptor-positive breast cancer.

Past Research Projects

Treating Breast Cancer by Novel WEE1 Inhibitors

Principal Investigator: Bin Zhang, MD, PhD

Department of Medicine, Division of Hematology Oncology

Effect of the Cellular Stress Response Network in Sculpting the Therapeutic Response Landscape in Human Breast Cancers

Principal Investigator: Marc Mendillo, PhD

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Aromatase Phosphorylation in Breast Cancer: A Mechanism for Resistance to Treatment

Principal Investigator: Serdar Bulun, MD

Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Reproductive Biology Research

Mutagenesis Consequent to APOBEC3B Expression

Principal Investigator: Susan Clare, MD, PhD

Department of Surgery, Division of Breast Surgery

Application of Adductomics for Characterizing the Breast Cancer Adductome

Principal Investigator: William Funk, PhD

Department of Preventive Medicine, Division of Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Determining the Effect of TE and Radiation on the Biomechanical and Biologic Properties of Skin during Breast Reconstruction

Principal Investigator: Arun Gosain, MD

Department of Surgery, Division of Pediatric Surgery

Developing an At-home Molecular Diagnostic for Breast Cancer Biomarkers

Principal Investigator: Keith Tyo, PhD, MS

Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering

Targeting Aaspin Mediated Apoptosis for Breast Cancer Therapy

Principal Investigator: Ming Zhang, PhD

Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Physical and Psychosocial Outcomes of Breast Cancer Surgery

Principal Investigator: Karen Kaiser, PhD

Department of Medical Social Sciences

Effects of Stellate Ganglion Block on Hot Flashes in Hispanic Women with Breast Cancer: A Pilot Randomized Sham-Controlled Trial

Principal Investigator: David Walega, MD, MSCI

Department of Anesthesiology, Division of Pain Medicine

Educational Initiatives

Travel Grant

Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center

Leadership: William Gradishar, MD, FACP 
For more information: Sister Cities Symposium


Lynn Sage Symposium: For Scholars

Leadership: William Gradishar, MD, FACP Contact Erin Donoghue at 312.695.1391 or


Breast Cancer Treatment Handbook

Leadership: Nora Hansen, MD Contact: Burt Korman at 312.472.4779 or

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