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Fran Visco

The Way to Fight Breast Cancer Is With a Vaccine -- Not Another Pink Product

Fran Visco | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Fran Visco

It is time for a different strategy. The annual explosion of "brightly colored consumer goods" is not cutting it.

The Complacency of Awareness

Fran Visco | Posted 08.31.2014 | Impact
Fran Visco

It is time to move from awareness to prevention. If much of the resources that are currently directed at breast cancer awareness were redistributed to prevention, imagine how much faster we could start saving lives.

2.9 Million Breast Cancer Survivors: How Will They Vote?

Fran Visco | Posted 01.06.2013 | Women
Fran Visco

Today as I go to the polls to cast my vote, I stand in line as a citizen, a taxpayer, a voter, a woman, a mother and a breast cancer survivor. All those characteristics play a role in my decision to declare my support for one of these candidates.

Are You Aware How LITTLE Has Changed in Breast Cancer in 25 Years?

Fran Visco | Posted 12.09.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

Twenty-five years ago, I sat in my doctor's office and heard these words: You have breast cancer. That was in 1987, when the world's population reached five billion, a gallon of gas was 89 cents, Ronald Reagan was president and the FDA approved AZT for AIDS.

What A Diagnosis of Breast Cancer Won't Change

Fran Visco | Posted 05.23.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

In September of 1987 I was a successful lawyer in Philadelphia, advocating for my clients and women's rights. I was also a wife and mother. Then I was diagnosed with breast cancer.

Help Breast Cancer Research Take A 'Leap' Forward This Wednesday

Fran Visco | Posted 04.28.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

This Leap Year, on February 29, I encourage you to use those additional hours to become more involved in breast cancer advocacy.

Breast Cancer: A Women's Issue all Presidential Candidates Should Agree On

Fran Visco | Posted 04.21.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

We demand a commitment and a plan of action to end breast cancer. We demand leadership that will bring the world of public policy together to save lives.

Confused About Breast Cancer? I'm Not

Fran Visco | Posted 04.15.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

Are we talking about the breast cancer issues that really matter?

What I Think About the Current Breast Cancer Debate

Fran Visco | Posted 04.04.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

I've been told it's impossible to end breast cancer. People said the same about curing polio or putting a man on the moon. But I'm hopeful.

Progress in Breast Cancer: A Reality Check

Fran Visco | Posted 07.03.2011 | Home
Fran Visco

If we are serious about ending breast cancer we must understand the reality of the disease at every level.

It's November: Time to Talk About Elections, Turkey and Breast Cancer?

Fran Visco | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Fran Visco

It's November. Another Breast Cancer Awareness Month has come and gone. But breast cancer hasn't. It's still here. It's still killing more than 1,400 women around the world each day.