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Breast Cancer Research

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Know the Facts!

SreyRam Kuy, MD | Posted 10.26.2016 | Women
SreyRam Kuy, MD

Hearing the words from your doctor "You have breast cancer" is a major fear after getting a mammogram for millions of women. Each year in the United...

A Clarion Call: Changing the Reality of Metastatic Breast Cancer

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 10.13.2016 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

By Judy Salerno, M.D., M.S., President & CEO of Susan G. Komen, and Danny Welch, Ph.D., Komen Scholar and Professor and Chair Adjunct faculty of Depar...

Why Negative Results Are Worthy Of Publication

ResearchGate | Posted 10.07.2016 | Science

Researchers don't dream of negative results, but experiments and trials that don't go as expected are crucial for moving science forward.

1 In 3 Of Us Has A Loved One With Breast Cancer

Jack Anderson | Posted 10.05.2016 | Healthy Living
Jack Anderson

It's October. It's Breast Cancer Awareness Month. We're all aware of that. We're also aware that one in eight American women are diagnosed with brea...

Why Vice President Biden's Cancer Moonshot Is A Game Changer

Marc Hurlbert, PhD | Posted 06.28.2016 | Science
Marc Hurlbert, PhD

In response to Vice President Biden's call for commitment, cooperation and collaboration, today, we announce an unprecedented goal of doubling our annual cancer research investment from $50 million to $100 million, aiming for a cumulative investment of $1 billion, by 2021.

Presidential Candidates Need a Plan to End Breast Cancer

Fran Visco | Posted 03.10.2017 | Politics
Fran Visco

The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) wants to know what the candidates for President of the United States will do to end breast cancer. And we want you to know, also. Breast cancer is a political issue.

Triple Negative Breast Cancer Day Raises National Awareness

Alexa Klebanow | Posted 03.03.2017 | Impact
Alexa Klebanow

Much of the dialogue around breast cancer tends to suggest a uniform type of disease, but those who have experienced this diagnosis first-hand or through a loved one know that there are many different kinds of breast cancer. And unfortunately through my own experiences, I learned about one of the most aggressive, deadly types: triple-negative breast cancer.

Cutting Through the Breast Cancer Clutter

Fran Visco | Posted 02.17.2017 | Science
Fran Visco

It can be overwhelming to someone who has been diagnosed with breast cancer or for someone helping a loved one navigate the maze of information surrounding this disease. It is a new year, and unfortunately, we can expect 2016 to bring more sensational breast cancer headlines.

5 Ways Filmmaking Helped an M.D./Ph.D. Student Become a Better Science Communicator

Albert Einstein College of Medicine | Posted 02.05.2017 | Science
Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Without a new generation of scientists who can communicate clearly to the public and to other scientists, we are going to be in for some difficult times ahead in which our progress as a nation will be hindered.

On World Cancer Day: BCRF Calls to Unite Around Research

Marc Hurlbert, PhD | Posted 02.02.2017 | Science
Marc Hurlbert, PhD

All normal cells grow and divide. But cancer cells grow without limit. They divide without stopping. They change and they spread, invading healthy tis...

Put Advocates in Charge of the Breast Cancer Research Agenda

Fran Visco | Posted 01.14.2017 | Science
Fran Visco

Across the country, people run, walk, dine out, buy "stuff" and write checks to support breast cancer research. All of this is great. But what exactly...

Time to Get to the Real Work of Ending Breast Cancer

Fran Visco | Posted 12.11.2016 | Impact
Fran Visco

This past October, the National Breast Cancer Coalition highlighted our longtime theme of "action, not awareness" during Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

Tailoring Treatment, One Cancer Patient At A Time

Footnote | Posted 10.19.2016 | Science

At age 42, Holly Boehle was diagnosed with aggressive breast cancer. Fortunately, the cancer cells have been banished by chemotherapy targeted against a specific genetic abnormality in her tumor.

Making the Most of Your Dialogue When Dealing With Breast Cancer

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 10.20.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

One of the most difficult aspects for anyone in dealing with breast cancer is handling the medical aspects that one faces. I clearly remember the firs...

Tiki Barber Wishes DeAngelo Williams Would Wear Pink Despite NFL Warning

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 01.04.2017 | Sports

After the National Football League denied DeAngelo Williams' request to wear pink all season in honor of breast cancer awareness, the Steelers running...

For Women With Breast Cancer, 'Pinktober' Isn't Always Empowering

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 10.19.2015 | Women

October makes Wendy Lawrence anxious. During her first Breast Cancer Awareness Month after being diagnosed with a stage 2b invasive ductal carcinoma...

The State of Breast Cancer in America

Dr. David Samadi | Posted 10.16.2016 | Healthy Living
Dr. David Samadi

There have been three paramount findings that have changed the narrative around breast cancer in 2015. Here's what you need to know.

Does The NFL's Pink October Actually Help Breast Cancer Research?

The Huffington Post | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.15.2015 | Sports

Each October, the NFL gets a pink makeover, splashing the rosy color on apparel, logos and the field itself for National Breast Cancer Awareness Month...

Why I've Grown So Tired Of Thinking About Breast Cancer

Kathryn E. Livingston | Posted 10.15.2016 | Fifty
Kathryn E. Livingston

Nearly a decade ago, when I was going through treatment for breast cancer, a dear friend and colleague of my husband's who had beat it once, but has since died from the disease, assured me, 'A day will come when you will wake up and not think about cancer.' At the time, I found that hard to believe.

Football and Breast Cancer

Fran Visco | Posted 10.09.2016 | Healthy Living
Fran Visco

The NFL could play a role in the effort to save lives, perhaps by donating millions to the right kind of research, to true prevention and to figuring out how to stop women and men from dying of breast cancer, or to help the un- and underinsured pay for treatment. Using this incredible platform to help change the conversation to ending breast cancer would be an enormous gif.

Breast Cancer Deadline 2020: Deadlines Drive Action -- Join Us

Fran Visco | Posted 10.08.2016 | Healthy Living
Fran Visco

Knowing how to end breast cancer by 2020 is achievable -- with the right amount of passion, leadership and funding. It will take all of us working together to change years of incremental progress and to close out this decade with unparalleled achievement.

The 5 Biggest Breast Cancer Breakthroughs Of 2015

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 10.07.2015 | Healthy Living

There are an estimated 2.8 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S., a testament to the more than 25-year decline in mortality, according to the Am...

For Sue...

SidneyAnne Stone | Posted 10.01.2016 | Women
SidneyAnne Stone

Every year I write something for breast cancer awareness month and I always keep it positive. You may read this and feel I've strayed from that way of thinking but it is all in how you perceive things I suppose so, please, bear with me.

Credit Cards For Good Samaritans

Robert Harrow | Posted 09.25.2016 | Business
Robert Harrow

What some consumers may not know is that there exist certain credit cards whose rewards programs are geared toward helping out good our neighbors, and the planet as a whole.

Clinical Trials and Breast Cancer

Barbara Jacoby | Posted 09.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Barbara Jacoby

The bottom line is that those who participate in clinical trials not only receive a treatment that is currently not available anywhere else but also will hopefully be the answer that they need when they find that all other current options have been exhausted.