Category Archives: Breast Cancer Awareness Month

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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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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Keith Knutson, PhD Offers Research Updates from Year One: Primary Prevention

  May 6, 2012—Knutson presents the vaccine approaches being considered in the Artemis Project®; explains why immunologic pathways hold so much promise, and how the vaccine project is a realizable goal. Bio:Keith L. Knutson, PhD is an Associate Professor in … Continue reading

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The Possibilities of Success When We Shake the Status Quo

By Debbie Laxague My interest in vaccines as they relate to cancer goes back to when I still considered myself to be a patient (as opposed to an advocate).  Early in this century, there seemed to be trial after trial … 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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Artemis Project®: A Collaboration of Scientists & Advocates

By Michele Rakoff So often we are told to be patient in our quest to find the answers to what causes breast cancer and how to prevent it. But we have no more time nor interest in being patient because … 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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