Category Archives: NBCC Annual Advocate Summit

The National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Annual Advocate Summit, (formerly the Annual Advocacy Training Conference), gives advocates from around the country and the globe access to NBCC’s premier brand of advocacy training.

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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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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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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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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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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Alana Welm, PhD Gives Her Research Updates from Year One: Metastasis Prevention

May 6, 2012—Welm discusses the very difficult and complicated process of targeting metastasis as key to preventing death from breast cancer. Bio: Alana Welm, PhD is an Investigator at Huntsman Cancer Institute and is an Assistant Professor in the Department … Continue reading

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Dr. Ann Chambers, PhD Provides Research Updates from Year One: Metastasis Prevention

  May 6, 2012—Dr. Ann Chambers, PhD, presents the role of tumor dormancy in her discussion of the progress and challenges in preventing metastasis. Bio: Ann Chambers, PhD is Professor in the Departments of Oncology, Pathology, and Medical Biophysics at the University … Continue reading

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