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The California Breast Cancer Research Program

Narrator:       This is Science Today. For two decades, the University of California has administered the California Breast Cancer Research Program, which is the largest state-funded research effort in the nation. Program director Mhel Kavanaugh-Lynch explains that their mission is to work with statewide scientists and community researchers to find better ways to prevent, treat and cure breast cancer.

Kavanaugh-Lynch:   We have reached all over the state to find community organizations that might be interested in doing research in their own communities and neighborhoods and we over the last year, have trained a group of 12 teams or 36 people who come from the Mexican border outside of San Diego all the way up to the Eureka area and through the Inland Empire and really made an effort to make sure that there are members of the community all over the state who know how to do research and know how to partner with scientists to do research.

Narrator:       For Science Today, I'm Larissa Branin.