Category Archives: Center for NBCC Advocacy Training

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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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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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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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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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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Can We Stop This Morbidity and Mortality?

By Maria Wetzel When I was diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer just about two years ago, I thought I knew a lot about metastasis and thought I had an understanding of what it was like to live it. But I … Continue reading

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Paul Ewald, PhD on Research Updates from Year One: Primary Prevention

  May 6, 2012—Ewald has been thinking about how evolutionary ideas can help solve medical problems. In this presentation, he helps answer the question, “Can evolution help us understand how to prevent or cure breast cancer?” Bio: Paul Ewald, PhD … Continue reading

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