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Feeling Bad About the Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer

Fran Visco | Posted 07.03.2013 | Impact
Fran Visco

We, advocates, are leading this charge. We are setting the agenda, bringing the scientists and policy makers together, implementing plans of action and moving forward to the end of breast cancer. This is all happening, albeit difficult to see through that tsunami of pink.

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.

Can We Win a Gold Medal in Breast Cancer?

Fran Visco | Posted 10.13.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

In eight years, when the Summer Olympics are once again drawing the attention of the world, I want to be watching the games with the knowledge that we have figured out how to end breast cancer.

Why Does Accountability Matter?

Fran Visco | Posted 09.23.2012 | Women
Fran Visco

While we can assume that every member of Congress, the Administration and state and local governments wants to see an end to breast cancer, what are they willing to do to get there?

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?

Jonathan Franzen: I Keep Pot In My Freezer

Posted 06.21.2011 | Books

Jonathan Franzen keeps marijuana in his freezer, author Elif Batuman writes in The Guardian. Batuman, a National Book Critics Circle finalist and the...

2011 NBCC Award Winners Announced (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The 2011 National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Awards Ceremony was held last night at 6:00 PM at The New School in Manhattan. The finalists were announc...

Looking For Great Books For Your LIbrary? Try 4 Decades Of NBCC Winners (PHOTOS)

The Huffington Post | Zoe Triska | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The National Book Critics Circle (NBCC) Awards have been around since the 1970s and the winners over the decades make an impressive recommended readin...

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.

Literary MVPs: Have The Best Books Won The Most Prizes?

The Millions | C. Max Magee | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

With the awarding of the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award, the 2009/2010 literary award season is now over, which gives us the opportunity to...

No More Verdicts From On High: Are Book Reviewers Changing To Keep Up With The Age Of Engagement?

The Cleveland Plain Dealer | Karen Long | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

This year, the conversation was mellower. Participants in the National Book Critics Circle panel on the future of book reviews chatted about e-galley...

Poetry Reviews: What's The Point?

Publishers Weekly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

But in almost any conversation on the topic of poetry reviews, one question comes up: what's the point? This question isn't always asked with the flip...

National Book Critics Circle Reviews 30 books In 30 Days

Los Angeles Times | Carolyn Kellogg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The National Book Critics Circle will announce the winners of its book awards on March 11 in New York City. It has begun counting down the days until ...