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.

Making the End to Breast Cancer a National Priority

  May 7, 2012—Since its inception, NBCC has pushed breast cancer onto the national political agenda. Learn from political insiders about who and what shapes our nation’s priorities, what determines the discussion on Capitol Hill and the power advocates have … Continue reading

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Tweet to the End of Breast Cancer

By Teri Fuller, National Breast Cancer Coalition, END Breast Cancer Illinois In 2009, the Special Olympics launched an online advocacy campaign asking people to stop using the word “retarded” in harmful, demeaning ways. This campaign, “Spread the Word to End … Continue reading

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Musa Mayer, MFA, MA on Overcoming Barriers to Change: Problems in the System

  May 7, 2012—As an advocate, ever wonder how you can exert your own influence and perspective to achieve our mission to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020? These conversations by influential speakers provide fascinating insights into the political … 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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Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® Makes a Difference Globally

By Bolivia Bocaranda, President Senosayuda, Venezuela (Translated to English below) NBCC cambio mi visión como sobreviviente …..Fue hace 10 años la primera vez q participe en la conferencia anual. Allí entendí lo q era ser una activista del cáncer …….concepto difícil … Continue reading

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Sue Love, So What’s New in Breast Cancer

May 22, 2010—Dr. Susan Love explains the importance of the microenvironment of a tumor – the “neighborhood” and its interactions both within and outside of that neighborhood that result in cancer and metastasis. She offers insights into preventing and ending … Continue reading

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Why Researchers Need Breast Cancer Advocates

By Brunhilde Felding-Habermann, PhD, Associate Professor, The Scripps Research Institute and Project LEAD® Faculty As with any other research, research on breast cancer can have very diverse overall goals, specific aims and study designs.  As generally in research, the selection … Continue reading

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Paul Davies, PhD is Changing the Conversation and the Outcomes: Models of Innovation

  May 1, 2011—Davies’ work includes puzzling over deep theories like the origin, distribution, evolution and destiny of life, or black hole theories and quantum physics, and applies these principles to the quest for radical new breakthroughs in cancer. Bio: … Continue reading

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Beyond the Pink: Reflections on Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness

By Musa Mayer “Boo! It’s October, It’s Halloween, It’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month. And I’m the bogey-woman who needs to be kept in the closet.” The year was 1995 when Karen Caviglia, a breast cancer activist, wrote these words for … Continue reading

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