Category Archives: Project LEAD

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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