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The programs of the ASBrS Foundation have been designed to provide awareness of breast health care to all populations. Our programs include: is an innovative patient-centered website dedicated to informing patients, caregivers, and the general public on all matters pertaining to breast health.

Community Outreach
The ASBrS Foundation is developing programs to address the needs of underserved populations. These programs will provide information to increase knowledge of breast health, risk factors, annual screenings, and early detection practices, as well as to serve as a resource for access to services through partnerships with other organizations.

Conferences and Education
The Foundation hosts conferences and education programs designed to enhance the knowledge of patients, families, and the public on issues related to breast care. In its effort to provide cutting-edge information on research to thousands of leading surgeons, the Foundation also sponsors the keynote speaker at The American Society of Breast Surgeons annual meetings. A new keynote speaker is introduced annually to consistently provide updated information throughout the breast care field.


The Foundation’s grant program awards funding for community outreach, conference, education, and research focused on breast care and patient education. Projects supported include those that

  • Raise awareness of breast cancer and increase the capabilities of effective patient breast health education programs.

  • Are designed to enhance the interaction between health care providers and patients

  • Provide education on breast health and screening to underserved, uninsured, and/or low-income populations

  • Foster patient-focused research activities specific to breast health and/or breast disease.

Demonstrating its commitment to professional education initiatives, the Foundation supports scientific research related to the treatment of breast disease through its award program. Each year the ASBRS Foundation funds two awards to researchers who have been chosen to present their findings during the Scientific Session of the annual meeting of The American Society of Breast Surgeons. Two of those presenters are recognized with the following awards, which are supported by the ASBrS Foundation:

  • The George Peters Award recognizes the best presentation by a breast fellow.

  • The Scientific Presentation Award recognizes an outstanding abstract presentation by a resident or fellow.

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