Susan G. Komen

Our Vision: A World Without Breast Cancer

Our Mission: To save lives by meeting the most critical needs in our communities and investing in breakthrough research to prevent and cure breast cancer.


About Susan G. Komen®:
Susan G. Komen® is the world’s leading nonprofit breast cancer organization, working to save lives and end breast cancer forever. Komen has an unmatched, comprehensive 360-degree approach to fighting this disease across all fronts and supporting millions of people in the U.S. and in countries worldwide. We advocate for patients, drive research breakthroughs, improve access to high-quality care, offer direct patient support and empower people with trustworthy information. Founded by Nancy G. Brinker, who promised her sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would end the disease that claimed Suzy’s life, Komen remains committed to supporting those affected by breast cancer today, while tirelessly searching for tomorrow’s cures. Visit www.komen.org or call 1-877 GO KOMEN. Connect with us on social media at www.komen.org/contact-us/follow-us/.

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Latest from Susan G. Komen


A Patient With Breast Cancer Explains How Her Job Saved Her Life

October 13, 2022

A woman with stage 2 invasive ductal carcinoma — a type of breast cancer that begins in the milk ducts of the breast — shares how her experience as an employee at a breast cancer research facility helped her push against doctors who minimized her ultrasound findings and how her Ki-67 score informed her treatment choices.

Lilly and Susan G. Komen® Partner to Address Disparities in Breast Cancer Outcomes Experienced By Black Women

October 22, 2021

Breast cancer survivor, U.S. Olympian and high jump American record holder Chaunté Lowe joins Komen, Lilly in taking action to improve breast cancer health equity. Partnership to expand support services for Black women in the Midwest and across the U.S. to help close the 40% mortality gap in breast cancer.

Katie Couric and Paula Schneider: Sharing Cancer Journeys One Letter At a Time

October 29, 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with television journalist Katie Couric and Susan G. Komen CEO Paula Schneider about their experiences with cancer, and the advice they offered their pre-cancer selves.

Addressing Gynecologic Health During and After Cancer

June 18, 2020

In this episode of the “CURE Talks Cancer” podcast, we spoke with a breast surgical oncologist and gynecologic surgeon about why the topic of gynecologic health is a taboo subject when it comes to cancer treatment, and what patients can do to treat those changes.

Caregivers: Finding the Support and Resources You Need

August 13, 2019

In order to best care for someone else, you need to take care of yourself. If you are caring for a loved one undergoing breast cancer treatment, there is support you can turn to. In this article, you’ll find some helpful tips and resources in order to be better-equipped as a caregiver.

My Journey as a Male Breast Cancer Survivor

August 13, 2019

Men need to be self-aware for one obvious reason: chances of survival are normally greatest with early detection. I am one of those men who has survived breast cancer, and I am proud to share my story during Men’s Health Month.

Twin Sisters Facing Breast Cancer Together

August 09, 2019

Many twins share similar experiences throughout their lives and growing up together. These twins have a very special story as each other’s best friends and support systems during their breast cancer journey.

Komen NYC Educates Women About Breast Cancer Screening

June 06, 2019

Linda Tantawi, CEO of Susan G. Komen Greater New York City, discussed the organization’s events that serve as the “pink ribbon connecting the community” and some of their upcoming initiatives to help educate women about breast cancer screening and treatment.

Komen Greater NYC and the Biden Cancer Initiative

April 03, 2019

Vice President Joe Biden discusses ways to work collectively with the Biden Cancer Initiative to explore gaps in cancer detection and treatment, identify solutions to address them and inject the urgency of now to make progress.