About The Women’s Cancer Research Fund
The Women’s Cancer Research Fund was created by Honorary Chairs Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson and Kate Capshaw and Steven Spielberg, along with, Co-founders Kelly Chapman Meyer, Marion Laurie, Anne Douglas, Quinn Ezralow and Jamie Tisch. They joined forces with the Entertainment Industry Foundation, a leading charity in Hollywood, to address the issue of cancer and the urgent need to develop new ways to treat it, to detect it early, and even prevent it.
Their goal is very simple: to save lives by raising critical funds to help fast track more effective approaches to the early diagnosis of women’s cancers.
Through the Women’s Cancer Research Fund, the group has helped bring about one of the most exciting and ambitious scientific projects today. It is called EIF’s Breast Cancer Biomarker Discovery Project. Led by world-class scientists, the goal is to find a blood test that will diagnose breast and other women’s cancers in the earliest stages when it can be cured.
With this project and others like it, they hope to reduce and eventually even to eradicate cancer from the lives of the women that we love.