Category Archives: DOD BCRP

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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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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A Choice: Hold On To Fear Or Be Inspired By It!

By Shirley Mertz October is again upon us. It is the month of what I call pink haze. Countless pink ribbons and pink tee shirts will be worn by thousands of women across the country.  The media will offer up stories of … 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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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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