Belgium is world champion in breast cancer. However, it is still difficult for local researchers who set up innovative scientific projects regarding breast cancer to obtain the necessary financial means. The search for new methods regarding screening, treatment and follow-up care occur at small and medium scale.
Another growing research area are the new associations of existing treatment methods that can enhance each others effects. Projects that can create a big breakthrough, but of whom the success isn’t established in advance, hardly find sponsors nowadays.
The SMART fund supports innovative research in Belgium. The eligible projects need to be "SMART":
- Acceptable / attainable
Think-Pink gives promising projects a unique opportunity through the SMART fund. That way they can make a relatively short-term difference in the lives of hundred thousands of women.