[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1830: Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act of 2013

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. Bill Posey [R-FL8] New Cosponsor: Rep. Elizabeth Esty [D-CT5] New Cosponsor: Rep. Susan Davis [D-CA53] New Cosponsor: Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick [D-AZ1] New Cosponsor: Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1984: Breast Cancer Patient Education Act of 2013

H.R. 1984: Breast Cancer Patient Education Act of 2013 To amend the Public Health Service Act to raise awareness of, and to educate breast cancer patients anticipating surgery, especially patients who are members of racial and ethnic minority groups, regarding the availability and coverage of breast reconstruction, prostheses, and other options. New Cosponsor: Rep. Allyson … Continue reading

MEDICAL DECISION MAKING: How to Evaluate Health/Medical Information

One of the most difficult things anyone diagnosed with breast cancer faces is how to make informed health decisions. There is so much information out there and deciding which information is credible and which is not, is often overwhelming. It is important to be able to compare the benefits of a treatment or procedure to … Continue reading

Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® Third Annual Progress Report Released

Today, NBCC is releasing their Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® Third Annual Progress Report to the public. Each year since the launch of Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®, NBCC has released an annual report on the progress in breast cancer and in NBCC’s work to achieve the deadline. This year’s report provides an update with the latest data … Continue reading

[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

Perjeta Granted Accelerated Approval for Neoadjuvant Breast Cancer

Today, the FDA granted accelerated approval to Perjeta (pertuzumab; Genentech) as part of a neoadjuvant treatment regimen for patients with high-risk, HER2-positive, early-stage breast cancer.  Perjeta is the first FDA-approved drug for the neoadjuvant treatment of breast cancer, and the first to be approved based on pathologic complete response data. Read more: http://www.chemotherapyadvisor.com/perjeta-granted-accelerated-approval-for-neoadjuvant-breast-cancer/article/314031/?DCMP=EMC-CTA_Front&CPN=&spMailingID=7069369&spUserID=MjI1ODk5NzA1NTQS1&spJobID=90921269&spReportId=OTA5MjEyNjkS1  

Breast Cancer Advocacy: Making a Difference

Advances in science and technology have increased the options for treating breast cancer, but it is advocates that have changed the way people deal with this disease. Women in the United States are no longer simply passive patients, but rather they are survivors, informed consumers, advocates and activists who are speaking up for themselves and … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1830: Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act of 2013

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE]  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. Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If they are not listed as Cosponsors, touch base with … Continue reading

[LEGISLATIVE UPDATE] H.R. 1830: Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act of 2013

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. Thank you to our newest Cosponsors.  Please thank your legislators for supporting legislation that YOU believe in.  If they are not listed as Cosponsors, touch base with them … Continue reading