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We Have Flowers

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 11.24.2015 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

Through the chaos, one thing was undeniable: good people are everywhere you look. In the midst of devastation there were flowers, offering hope for a better tomorrow.

She Changes the World

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 10.15.2015 | Impact
Jill S. Tietjen

Nancy Brinker's determination to fulfill her promise to her dying sister to do something about breast cancer has changed the world. The passion, determination and persistence of women like Brinker have spawned new organizations, fought diseases, and led to the world being a better place for all.

Miles to Go Before We Sleep

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 10.01.2015 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

We are gaining on this disease, and that's the good news for those who are impatient, like all of us who work every day to find the cures and help the people who need us.

What President Obama Missed in Kenya - Conservation and Women's Health

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 08.06.2015 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

Last month, when President Obama visited Kenya to participate in the Global Entrepreneurship Summit, he regrettably did not have the opportunity to visit the important region of southern Kenya to see firsthand how economic growth is fueled by partnerships.

Laura Bassett

Republicans Pull Bill Over Susan G. Komen Funding | Laura Bassett | Posted 07.14.2015 | Politics

Republican leaders pulled a commemorative coin bill from the House floor on Tuesday because it would funnel money to Susan G. Komen, a breast cancer c...

$60k in 23 Days: How IndyCar Fans Crowdfunded the Fight Against Breast Cancer

Matthew Knell | Posted 07.30.2015 | Impact
Matthew Knell

After a tough month of May, and a hard-fought finish in the 2015 Indianapolis 500, IndyCar driver Pippa Mann took a second checkered flag later that day when her #GetInvolved campaign completed -- with a surprise result.

The 'Omics' and the Future of Cancer Research

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 05.21.2015 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

Perhaps some of the most innovative work in the field being done today centers around genomics and related fields such as proteomics. They have given researchers new ways to understand susceptibility to cancer -- especially breast cancer -- and therefore new targets for treatment.

How an Indy 500 Driver Embraced Crowdfunding To Help Make Millions of Lives Better

Matthew Knell | Posted 05.07.2015 | Impact
Matthew Knell

Usually when feel-good stories come out of motorsports it's because a driver did something completely unexpected behind the wheel, or beat the odds to score an underdog victory. This story is different. But, mostly because there is more than one winner in this race.

Dethroning 'The Emperor of All Maladies'

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 05.26.2015 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

We are standing at an extraordinary moment. For nearly 4,000 years of recorded history, cancer in all its forms was an implacable foe. Doctors, patients, and researchers won incremental victories, but for millennia, the word "cancer" was too dreadful to speak aloud.

Showcasing Great Women

Jill S. Tietjen | Posted 05.17.2015 | Women
Jill S. Tietjen

Martha Graham's impact on the art of dance has been compared to the impacts of Stravinsky, Picasso and Frank Lloyd Wright to the fields of music, painting, and architecture, respectively.

An App for That: Game-Changer for Breast Cancer Patients

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 05.09.2015 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

One of the most remarkable qualities of the breast cancer community is its willingness to help others who are facing the disease today or might in the future.

The Perils of Politicizing Breast Cancer

Terry O'Neill | Posted 12.22.2014 | Women
Terry O'Neill

The real question is, why should women's access to health services be dependent on whatever ideologies currently prevail among legislators?

Susan G. Komen Partners With Fracking Firm, Despite Possible Cancer Links

The Huffington Post | Laura Bassett | Posted 10.09.2014 | Politics

The breast cancer charity Susan G. Komen for the Cure has entered into a year-long partnership with a major oil field services company, the blog Fuel ...

Breast Cancer Doesn't Know It's October

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 12.02.2014 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

Every 19 seconds, somewhere in the world, a person has a new diagnosis of breast cancer. In the U.S., a woman is diagnosed every two minutes, and one dies every 13 minutes from this terrible disease. Those are shocking numbers, and behind every one of those numbers is a compelling story.

A-Sides Gets Raw: WWE Superstars Kofi Kingston and Big E Discuss Roadtrip Playlists, TV Favs, and the WWE Network

Jon Chattman | Posted 11.29.2014 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

We all have done it. We still do. Back in the day, it was a mix tape. Eventually, it became a CD mix. Now, it's a playlist. Whenever we go on a plane...

Promising Research Can't Stall for Lack of Funding

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 11.12.2014 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

Cancer, Alzheimer's, ALS, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's, and painful, chronic conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis and Crohn's disease will only be overcome if we, as a nation, have the will and commitment to once again make funding the type of essential research that led to the eradication of polio in the U.S. such a high national priority.

How One Driver's Indy 500 Race Will Help Save Lives

Matthew Knell | Posted 07.27.2014 | Sports
Matthew Knell

She is a 30-year-old IndyCar driver from England, who now resides in Indianapolis. Without a full-time team, she represents one of these drivers who spends a great deal of time putting together her race schedule -- working with teams and sponsors to help find the funding for another chance.

Mother's Day and Birthdays: A Wish for Young Women

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 06.29.2014 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

I am concerned that, when it comes to sharing what we know with our daughters, we face a challenge we did not anticipate.

Why I Am Anti-Komen

Lara Huffman | Posted 05.17.2014 | Women
Lara Huffman

Breast cancer isn't being ignored. You know what's being ignored and the real elephant in the pink room (see below for more on this reference): metastatic breast cancer, aka Stage 4 breast cancer.

The Shriver Report and Access to Breast Cancer Care

Judith A. Salerno | Posted 03.22.2014 | Impact
Judith A. Salerno

Maria Shriver's report this past week on the economic crisis plaguing American women reinforces what those of us who work with vulnerable women see every day.

Please Stop Bashing Pinkwashers and the NFL

Lisa Masters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Lisa Masters

I don't care if they make a profit. I don't care if they make a huge profit. I don't care if they make a tiny profit. I don't care if some of them make no profit at all as long as October remains pink.

This Month, Think Pink... and Remember Red

Nancy Brown | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Nancy Brown

Whether the topic is breast cancer, heart disease or any major illness, women need to be in tune with their bodies. Awareness and education are vital because they lead to prevention and early detection, two of the best tools in health improvement.

Komen Rejects Donations From Vegas Topless Show

Posted 10.03.2013 | Impact

Though Susan G. Komen for the Cure has run into some fundraising problems lately, the breast cancer charity won’t accept donations from just anybody...

New Komen Breast Cancer Charity CEO Replaces Brinker

AP | JAMIE STENGLE | Posted 08.17.2013 | Impact

DALLAS — Susan G. Komen for the Cure announced Monday that a physician with a long career in health policy and research will become the breast c...

Strangled By Their Own Pink Ribbon

Jude Callirgos | Posted 08.07.2013 | Impact
Jude Callirgos

I quickly discovered a very hard line between people who considered themselves serious advocates in the fight against breast cancer and those who are still foolishly drinking the Komen Kool-Aid. You cannot be both. Here are the key points outlining why I believe that line exists.