- The Partnership for Breast Cancer Awareness and Research of the Americas is an effort to build capacity in the Western Hemisphere and work collectively in the areas of awareness, research, training, community outreach, and women’s empowerment. Mexico is one of three countries, along with Brazil and Costa Rica, chosen to participate in the Partnership. The Partnership is facilitated by the U.S. Department of State and unites experts from the United States and Mexico in the fight against breast cancer. Through this initiative, Susan G. Komen for the Cure® and The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center will join with the Asociación Mexicana contra el Cáncer de Mama, A.C. (Fundación Cim*ab) and Instituto Nacional de Cancerología (INCAN) to increase research, training and community-outreach efforts. These partners will work to equip the women of Mexico with the knowledge and confidence they need to take charge of their own health.