A Meeting of the Minds in Chicago

by Michele Atlan, BCCRF Board Director The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) in Chicago is a huge event that brings together oncology professionals from all over the world. The latest news in state-of-the art cancer research, therapies, controversies and policies are all discussed over the …

A View from the Summit

Exciting news from the Nation’s capital! Members of our Board just attended the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s (NBCC) annual Advocate Leadership Summit in Washington DC, and it was an energizing and jam-packed 3-day event. Almost 200 advocates from all over the U.S. gathered to hear the latest news on cutting-edge …

An Easy Way to Help Researchers: Upload your DNA Info

One quick, easy and efficient way for would-be advocates to participate in scientific research is to contribute their genetic data to DNA.Land, a non-profit partnership of geneticists from Columbia University and the New York Genome Center. Millions of people have already had their DNA tested through 23andMe, Ancestry.com and FamilyTreeDNA …

New Prognostic Tools for Breast Cancer Detection

Increased screening and technological advances in breast imaging have led to earlier detection of breast cancer. Although this progress is beneficial, questionable or ambiguous breast images often require a follow-up biopsy, even if they end up being false positive results. BI-RADS (Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System), the current system …