Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women in the United States, with over 250,000 new cases diagnosed yearly in the United States alone. While all of the efforts to advance our understanding of the development and progression of breast cancer are yielding promising results at a record pace, we have more exciting leads than we have resources to pursue them. Financial support is needed to continue these efforts, especially in supporting our young investigators. Every donation helps us explore new avenues of breast cancer research, and is a poignant reminder of the human cost of breast cancer. Importantly, this private giving supports our cutting-edge research and has enabled us to have the opportunity to make real advancements in our understanding and treatment of breast cancer.

How can you help?

Donate Online   

Donate Online

To donate online, please visit our secure online giving page.

Donate by Mail   

Donate by Mail

To donate by mail, send your tax-deductible contribution payable to The Johns Hopkins University to:

Breast Pathology Research Fund
Dr. Ashley Cimino-Mathews 
c/o Robert Kahl 
Department of Pathology 
Johns Hopkins Medicine 
600 N. Wolfe Street, Carnegie 424 
Baltimore, MD 21287-6417

Donate by Phone   

Donate by Phone

If you have questions about how you can help support breast cancer research, do not hesitate to give us a call at 410-955-9791.

The money raised through this website is distributed under the direction of the Director of the Breast Pathology Program, Dr. Ashley Cimino-Mathews, and is used primarily by our young faculty. The money primarily supports our research on understanding the development of all types of breast cancer, on gene expression in breast cancer, on the breast tumor immune microenvironment, and on the fundamental alterations that take place in metastatic breast cancer.

Thank you for your partnership in our research.

Additional Ways to Give

Donations in Lieu of Flowers   

We have received a number of financial donations in lieu of flowers. This is a wonderful way to both honor a loved one and to help fight the terrible disease of breast cancer. These donations are made at very difficult times, and we therefore wanted to simplify the process. If you have lost a loved one and would like donations sent to Hopkins to help battle this disease in lieu of flowers, all you need to do is:

  1. Ask the donor to:
  • Make donations payable to: "Johns Hopkins University."
  • Indicate on the memo line of the check the name of the individual in whose memory the donation is being made.

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  • Mail the donation to:

Breast Pathology Research Fund

Dr. Ashley Cimino-Mathews

c/o Robert Kahl

Department of Pathology

Johns Hopkins Medicine

600 N. Wolfe Street, Carnegie 424

Baltimore, MD 21287-6417 


2. Please give us the name and address in writing where you would like acknowledgments to be sent.

When we receive memorial donations, we send a thank you to the donor and we also send a complete list of the names and address of the donors to recipients.

We realize that the death of a loved one is extremely difficult. We hope these simplified instructions will help those of you who wish to honor your loved one with bequests to Johns Hopkins for breast cancer research. If you have further questions, please call us at 410-955-8117.

Create a Permanent Named Endowment   

Individuals interested in making more substantial donations to support breast cancer research may wish to create a permanent named endowment. These gifts not only honor and remember a loved one but they also help in the continued battle against breast cancer. Named endowments can be established at a number of different levels, and the possibilities include a named research endowment (endowments generally begin at $100,000), a named research or clinical fellowship, and a named chair (Professorship) for breast cancer research.

If you are interested in learning more about how to create a named endowment for breast cancer research, please call Dr. Ashley Cimino-Mathews at 410-955-8117.

Planned Giving   

Plan your legacy to include breast cancer research at Johns Hopkins. 

If you are interested in planned giving opportunities for breast cancer research, please call Dr. Ashley Cimino-Mathews at 410-955-8117 or visit http://jhu.planyourlegacy.org/.