Monthly Archives: June 2012

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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A Father’s Day Tribute to Judge James E. Barlow

By Melissa Barlow-Fischer Since June is the month that we celebrate our Fathers, I’m honored to tell you about an exceptional man:  Judge James E. Barlow, my dad.  He was a very charismatic, intelligent, respected State Representative, District Attorney, and District … Continue reading

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T-DM1: ASCO Showcases a Victory for Science, But Is It a Victory for Women?

By Laura Nikolaides, Director of Research and Quality Care Programs Laura Nikolaides answers questions at the Project LEAD® Advanced Topics session during the NBCC 2012 Annual Advocate Summit. I just got back from spending the weekend in Chicago at the … Continue reading

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Smart, Dedicated Women—That’s Why I Have Been a Member of NBCC for 20 Years

By Michele Rakoff, NBCC Board Member & California Field Coordinator After my breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in 1988, I asked, “Why isn’t anyone doing something about breast cancer?”  I was living in Philadelphia and began my advocacy with a … Continue reading

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