Tag Archives: Project LEAD

My Two Cents Worth

This summer, one of our newest advocates, Sherri Stahl, attended NBCC’s six-day advocacy training program, Project LEAD®. Following her training, she sent this email to her network of friends and colleagues. The email is printed in its entirety with her permission.  … 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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Why Researchers Need Breast Cancer Advocates

By Brunhilde Felding-Habermann, PhD, Associate Professor, The Scripps Research Institute and Project LEAD® Faculty As with any other research, research on breast cancer can have very diverse overall goals, specific aims and study designs.  As generally in research, the selection … 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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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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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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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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