Category Archives: Breast Cancer Deadline 2020

On September 20, 2011, the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) set a deadline: Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®—the end of breast cancer by January 1, 2020. In an unprecedented fashion, Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® brings together collaborations among visionaries and leaders, scientists and advocates, to catalyze, plan and implement work in two major areas: how to prevent the development of breast cancer and understanding the causes and prevention of metastasis to save lives.

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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Survivorship and Advocacy: A Time of Psychological Redefinition

M. Suzanne Hicks, MSW Do you remember the day of breast cancer diagnosis? I do….the shock, the fear, the unknown. At first the tasks of survivorship appeared physical, focused on the body. But once these choices were in place, I … Continue reading

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Ending Breast Cancer: The President’s Role

by Nancy Ryan In September 2010, the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) launched Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, an unprecedented, bold initiative backed by a comprehensive strategy to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020.  One component of Breast Cancer Deadline … Continue reading

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An Unexpected Lobbyist

By Wanda Lucas I remember my first Lobby Day with NBCC, meeting with a politician whose views were very different than my own.  Initially nervous, I found the exchange with him to be inviting and warm while offering a platform … Continue reading

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