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President’s Rally Address at the NBCC 2012 Annual Advocate Summit

May 5, 2012—NBCC President Fran Visco shares the accomplishments of year one of Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®; and provides a look ahead to the challenges of year two. Bio: Fran Visco, JD is a more than 20 year breast cancer … Continue reading

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Math Problem

By Lissa Levin If a training program leaves the station on a Sunday at three p.m., asking 54 women and two intrepid men to absorb six days of dense scientific material at a rate of ten hours per day multiplied … Continue reading

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Social Media As a Strategy to Bring an End to Breast Cancer

By Teri Fuller, Advocate, END Breast Cancer Illinois Did you know that you can help us reach our goal to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020, just by using social media like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn?  I was first inspired … Continue reading

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Making Advocacy Opportunities Happen

By Beverly Canin Many advocates know I was a speaker at the 2012 ASCO Annual Meeting in June in Chicago.  I presented an advocate perspective in an Educational Session, “Designing Clinical Trials for the Elderly.” I felt not only that it … Continue reading

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When Men Get Breast Cancer

By Elisha R ‘Bear’ Baker, IV I am a breast cancer survivor, an advocate in the battle to end this disease and a man.  I was diagnosed six and half years ago and seven months after showing my primary care … Continue reading

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An Advocate’s Testimony

By Joy Simha, NBCC Board Member Yesterday I testified before the Senate Appropriations Defense Subcommittee in Washington DC. It was not my first time. But someone asked me about the experience and how I felt. It got me thinking. The … Continue reading

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A Father’s Day Tribute to Judge James E. Barlow

By Melissa Barlow-Fischer Since June is the month that we celebrate our Fathers, I’m honored to tell you about an exceptional man:  Judge James E. Barlow, my dad.  He was a very charismatic, intelligent, respected State Representative, District Attorney, and District … Continue reading

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T-DM1: ASCO Showcases a Victory for Science, But Is It a Victory for Women?

By Laura Nikolaides, Director of Research and Quality Care Programs Laura Nikolaides answers questions at the Project LEAD® Advanced Topics session during the NBCC 2012 Annual Advocate Summit. I just got back from spending the weekend in Chicago at the … Continue reading

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Smart, Dedicated Women—That’s Why I Have Been a Member of NBCC for 20 Years

By Michele Rakoff, NBCC Board Member & California Field Coordinator After my breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in 1988, I asked, “Why isn’t anyone doing something about breast cancer?”  I was living in Philadelphia and began my advocacy with a … Continue reading

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Hawkeye Strategy Proving Successful to Achieving Local Goals for Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®

By Christine Carpenter Iowa’s Beyond Pink TEAM (BPT) is close to gathering one-third of its Presidential petition signatures and organizational endorsement targets.  Here’s how we attribute our success: we began organizing our campaign in February by gathering  a group of … Continue reading

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