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Posted: Jul 18, 2014 3:30 PM

Updated: Jul 18, 2014 3:31 PM

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) The new leader of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure organization says it has moved on from the 2012 controversy over its decision to stop giving grants to Planned Parenthood for breast cancer screenings. The organization reversed the decision quickly, but there was financial fallout.

Judy Salerno, who was named Komen's president and chief executive officer last June, now says, "I think we as an organization have moved past it and I think that's the important thing that we keep focusing on our mission."

Salerno says going forward, Komen will collaborate with other organizations on research to make the most of its more limited funds and work more efficiently toward finding a cure.

Salerno said Friday she also plans to focus on getting more funding to young researchers.

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