One of the primary goals of The Mastology Center has been not only to treat breast cancer, but to discover new more effective treatments that will slow cancer growth and possibly destroy the cancer altogether.
Through our own intensive research, we have made great advances. We have discovered that certain biological factors will tell us how fast a tumor is growing. We have also developed and patented a vaccine used in the treatment of breast cancer and one for the treatment of prostate cancer and other solid tumors.
By continuing our own work along this path, as well as by collaborating with other physicians and scientists in this country and in Europe, we can bring new hope to our patients. Now, more than ever before we see on the horizon, the kinds of treatments that could eventually help us prevent more loss of life to cancer.
The Mastology Center privately funded the majority of its research for many years, however the need for additional funding is great, for us to continue to work toward new treatments and diagnostic procedures.
As mentioned on our home page, I changed the name of our Breast Cancer Research Foundation in 2003. It was changed after the death of one of our most inspiring patients. Sallie Astor Burdine. Sallie came to us with Stage IV breast cancer and although she ultimately lost her battle, she never lost her courage, her faith, her love of life and family. Her journey inspired us then as it does now. The battle can be won – eventually.
As a result, we have intensified our efforts through the Sallie Astor Burdine Breast Foundation to build a broader awareness in our community, our state, our country and around the world. These efforts, and your tax-deductible donations will help us to continue this vital research work, against the enemy within.
The Sallie Astor Burdine Breast Foundation is a 501(c)3 non nonprofit organization. All contributions are fully tax-deductible. (Tax I.D. #59-7800251)