Through the tireless research efforts to find a cure for cancer, UW Geneticist Dr. Mary-Claire King made a huge mark when she discovered the BRCA-1 gene that transformed the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer. The Susan G. Komen Foundation recently announced a bold goal to reduce breast cancer deaths by 50% in the U.S. over the next decade. To read more about this announcement, click HERE.

Please visit Komen Puget Sound at to support or learn more about ongoing research.