It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month

a circle of hands of all races holding a pink breast cancer ribbon in the middle

Each October, we observe Breast Cancer Awareness Month as part of the effort to ensure all Americans know about the risk factors, treatment options, and ongoing research of a disease that affects over 300,000 women — and men — each year. Below you’ll find a variety of helpful resources.


A number of federal agencies have good resources for learning about risk factors and treatment options:
an African American woman sits in a chair doing research on a tablet computer

Pink Ribbon womens breast cancer awareness with stethoscope on pink wood table with ribbon symbol.


Cancer research continues to be a cutting-edge field, with new discoveries and clinical trials happening all the time. Here are a few places to get more information:
  1. NIH resources for current/ongoing clinical trials
  2. Research advancesfrom NIH-funded studies
  3. FDA’s list of new cancer drug approvals and safety information