Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Breast Cancer
The University of Chicago Specialized Program of Research Excellence (SPORE) in Breast Cancer brings together a multidisciplinary team of basic, clinical, and population science investigators to design innovative research and use a global strategy to reduce worldwide suffering from breast cancer. Our program is 1 of only 11 NCI Breast Cancer SPOREs in the United States.
The UChicago Breast Cancer SPORE aims to develop genetic and imaging-based approaches to the prevention, detection, and treatment of breast cancer in women who are at increased risk of developing an aggressive form of malignancy at a young age. Since this type of breast cancer disproportionately affects young women of African ancestry, a portion of the Breast SPORE tackles the global issue of health disparities among various ethnic and racial groups.
The Breast Cancer SPORE comprises four primary research projects, which are supported by three resource cores. In addition, the Developmental Research Program and the Career Development Program promote novel research endeavors and provide support for young investigators at The University of Chicago.