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The Sister Study

I thought 'I'm not there to take her to chemo, but I can do this!

Our supporters

We are glad to have partnered with many nationally known organizations since the study began. The Sister Study received recruitment support from many national and local organizations through their extensive networks. We appreciate their commitment to furthering breast cancer research.

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) supports the study goals and provides supplemental funding for the Sister Study.

The National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) provides additional funding.

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"The NIMHD is pleased to support the Sister Study as a part of our promotion of minority health and the health of other populations that experience health disparities. This study is an important step in the NIMHD’s research effort to understand the interplay of environment and genetics as contributing factors to health disparities and more specifically to breast cancer among women of diverse populations.” exit disclaimer

ACS logo“The American Cancer Society supports the exploration of genetic and environmental links to breast cancer by spreading awareness of and encouraging participation in the Sister Study.” exit disclaimer


Susan G. Komen for the Cure logo "There is much that is still unknown about how breast cancer develops and spreads. Susan G. Komen for the Cure supports the Sister Study's long-term goal of gathering data that might broaden our understanding of breast cancer development. The Sister Study represents an innovative way for interested women to get personally involved with important breast cancer research." exit disclaimer


Intercultural Cancer Council logo“The Intercultural Cancer Council is delighted to join with the Sister Study in its unique program to understand better the connection of both the environment and genetics as contributing factors to breast cancer. In particular, the impact on women of ethnic/racial heritage and/or a disadvantaged background is important in addressing the prevention and treatment of this dreaded disease. We applaud the study.” exit disclaimer


Sisters Network logoThe national African American breast cancer survivorship organization Sisters Network, Inc. will promote and actively encourage our Sisters to fully support the Sister Study research initiative. exit disclaimer



Y-Me logo Y-Me was a peer support organization that provided links to services and affiliated support groups. The organization ceased operation in 2012.


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