Tag Archives: Breast Cancer Deadline 2020

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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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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Advocate Perspective

Excerpted from the Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® 2nd Annual Progress Report In NBCC’s 2011 Baseline Report we gave our advocate perspective on the state of breast cancer. As that perspective described, there has not been sufficient progress in any area … Continue reading

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Math Problem

By Lissa Levin If a training program leaves the station on a Sunday at three p.m., asking 54 women and two intrepid men to absorb six days of dense scientific material at a rate of ten hours per day multiplied … Continue reading

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Social Media As a Strategy to Bring an End to Breast Cancer

By Teri Fuller, Advocate, END Breast Cancer Illinois Did you know that you can help us reach our goal to end breast cancer by January 1, 2020, just by using social media like Facebook, Twitter, or LinkedIn?  I was first inspired … Continue reading

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Making Advocacy Opportunities Happen

By Beverly Canin Many advocates know I was a speaker at the 2012 ASCO Annual Meeting in June in Chicago.  I presented an advocate perspective in an Educational Session, “Designing Clinical Trials for the Elderly.” I felt not only that it … 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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