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Komen Atlanta is working to reduce the social, cultural and financial conditions that prevent women from receiving quality breast health care and treatment. Komen Atlanta awards grants for innovative projects in the areas of breast health and breast cancer education, outreach, screening, and treatment support targeting services, not otherwise available, to the medically underserved populations of Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry, Newton, and/or Rockdale counties.
Komen Atlanta's grant program is designed to promote change in the Atlanta community by funding programs that are providing needed breast cancer services to those women who are medically underserved, uninsured or underinsured. Programs funded change as the needs of the Atlanta community change.
Susan G. Komen for the Cure runs the most innovative and responsive grant program in breast cancer today. Komen for the Cure has awarded more than $680 million for breast cancer research since inception. Komen is often the only source of funding for cutting-edge research. Through early funding of basic research, Komen has laid the groundwork for some of today's most promising breast cancer treatments. The doctoral dissertation and postdoctoral fellowship programs recruit and retain young scientists in the field of breast cancer research. Komen adheres to a peer-reviewed process recognized by the NCI. Komen Affiliates work in conjunction with the national office to fund these grants. In 2008, Komen Atlanta awarded more than $650,000 to the Award and Research Grant Program.