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Post Project LEAD® Graduation

By Ghecemy Lopez When I completed my Project LEAD® training last summer, I never imagined how many research and community advocacy opportunities I would experience in such a condenced period of time. My first research-related experience happened just a few … Continue reading

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A Seat at the Table to Achieve Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®

By Carol Matyka I am honored to be named by Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius to the National Advisory Council for the Agency for Health Research and Quality (AHRQ). I’m especially excited by the opportunity this platform presents … Continue reading

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Selecting the Legislative and Public Policy Priorities for NBCC

By Chris Norton, President Minnesota Breast Cancer Coalition and NBCC Board Member Each year the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s (NBCC) Board of Directors determines legislative and public policy priorities for the organization. Since its inception, NBCC has chosen priorities that … Continue reading

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MINI-SYMPOSIUM 2: Breast Density: Mechanisms and Clinical Implications

By Sara McKenna, Godalming, Surrey, UK In this mini-symposium at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) in December, three speakers addressed different aspects of the apparently increased risk of developing breast cancer that is associated with high breast tissue … Continue reading

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Laura Nikolaides Speaks at Collaborative Summit on Breast Cancer Research in Washington, DC

By Laura Nikolaides, NBCC Research & Quality Care Program Director I attended the Collaborative Summit on Breast Cancer Research in Washington D.C., held January 31- February 1. The goal of the Summit was to gather researchers, funders, advocates, and industry … Continue reading

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NBCC Advocate Nancy Ryan Reviews a Poster Presentation on Metformin and Statins

Introduction NBCC asked a group of gifted and seasoned advocates who attended the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium to develop critical pieces on sessions that related to the two areas of focus for Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®.  The areas are … Continue reading

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Random Acts of Science and Business: Reflections on the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

After attending my fifth San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium it seems, once again, that we are inching forward ever so slowly in improving survival for some women, but at a great cost to many.  Much effort is going towards breast … Continue reading

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Mammography In the News …Again

NBCC has taken the position for many years that the benefits of screening mammography in reducing mortality are modest and that there are harms associated with screening, based on randomized clinical trial data. No individual woman can be assured that … Continue reading

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My Two Cents Worth

This summer, one of our newest advocates, Sherri Stahl, attended NBCC’s six-day advocacy training program, Project LEAD®. Following her training, she sent this email to her network of friends and colleagues. The email is printed in its entirety with her permission.  … Continue reading

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Advocate Perspective

Excerpted from the Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® 2nd Annual Progress Report In NBCC’s 2011 Baseline Report we gave our advocate perspective on the state of breast cancer. As that perspective described, there has not been sufficient progress in any area … Continue reading

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