[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1830: Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act Moves Forward

H.R. 1830: Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act of 2013 – To provide for the establishment of a Commission to Accelerate the End of Breast Cancer. New Cosponsor: Rep. Patrick Murphy [D-FL18] New Cosponsor: Rep. Scott Peters [D-CA52] New Cosponsor: Rep. James “Jim” Moran [D-VA8] New Cosponsor: Rep. William Keating [D-MA9] New Cosponsor: Rep. … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1293: Taxpayers’ Cancer Research Funding Act of 2013 Gains Support

H.R. 1293: Taxpayers’ Cancer Research Funding Act of 2013 – To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to establish and provide a checkoff for a Breast and Prostate Cancer Research Fund, and for other purposes. New Cosponsor: Rep. Robert Wittman [R-VA1] Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation … Continue reading

[LEARN MORE & PARTICIPATE] Metastatic Breast Cancer Registry

[LEARN MORE & PARTICIPATE] Metastatic Breast Cancer Registry If you or someone you know is living with metastatic breast cancer,  the Cancer Support Community (CSC), needs your help. The Cancer Experience RegistrySM: Metastatic Breast Cancer is an online initiative developed by the Cancer Support Community.  The Registry is designed to engage people to share their … Continue reading

[TAKE ACTION] National Breast Cancer Coalition Calls for All Hands on Deck!

The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) has released the Second Annual Progress Report, an important update to our Baseline Report published last year. Advocates are urged to read the report and to share widely. While little has changed in breast cancer treatment, statistics and other key areas, NBCC has done significant and substantial work in … Continue reading

Supporting Accelerated Drug Approvals Through TREAT and FAST ~ Take Action Now!

    Proposed legislation has been introduced recently in the Senate and House of Representatives to modernize and expand the Accelerated Approval pathway of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The bills are Transforming the Regulatory Environment to Accelerate Access to Treatments (TREAT) in the Senate and Faster Access to Specialized Treatments (FAST) in the … Continue reading

Tompkins Cortland Community College Kick’s Off The Big Pink, Big Blue Fundraiser for Cancer!

Tompkins Cortland Community College [TC3] has a long history of fundraising to support the local cancer community with their annual “Big Pink, Big Blue” event.  Every spring students turn out in droves to form teams, to raise money, and to participate in the See-Saw Marathon & Dodgeball Event.  The Kick Off Event was no exception. … Continue reading

Meet. Connect. Inspire. C4YW Comes Through with all Three and Much More

It’s always an occasion when hundreds of breast cancer survivors and care partners come together for a conference and this year’s Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer [C4YW] was certainly no exception. First, let me say that you shouldn’t let the “Young Women” fool you… women of all ages made the journey to … Continue reading

Urgent Action! Representatives have until Monday, March 19th to sign the letter supporting the Department Of Defense Breast Cancer Research Program

Forty-four Representatives have signed a Dear Colleague Letter to the Defense Appropriations Subcommittee calling for $120 million in appropriations for the Department of Defense (DOD) Breast Cancer Research Program (BCRP) for FY 2013.Is your Representative on the list?  (See below) If not, please call your your Representatives between now and Monday to urge them to show their support for … Continue reading

Act Now – Urge Your Senators to Support Increased Funding for NIH

Urge Your Senators to Support Increased Funding for NIHYour immediate help is needed to secure support for medical research funding! Sens. Bob Casey (D-PA) and Richard Burr (R-NC) are circulating a “Dear Colleague” letter seeking a sustained, strong commitment to funding the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the nation’s largest funder of cancer research, in FY … Continue reading


President Barack Obama  denied a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline in January, but Big Oil is not taking his decision lying down. At the bidding of oil and gas interests,Republican senators are pushing legislation to reverse President Barack Obama’s rejection of the Keystone XL pipeline and allow its immediate construction and operation.If built, the 1,700-mile pipeline … Continue reading