AACR’s Annual Meeting will be held virtually

Every year, researchers and advocates anticipate the American Association of Cancer Researcher’s (AACR) Annual meeting. The AACR has had a longstanding commitment to foster partnerships with cancer survivors and patient advocates. With the escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AACR has decided to cancel this year’s in-person meeting and instead …

Breast Cancer Program Funds COVID-19 Research

As breast cancer patients and survivors, we truly understand the stress, fear and uncertainty brought about by the deadly outbreak of COVID-19. To respond to this exceptional challenge, the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP), along with other University of California based research grants programs, have decided to allocate $2,000,000 …

Herceptin Biosimilar for Breast Cancer Now Available in U.S. Market

You may have heard of Herceptin, the targeted treatment for HER2+ breast cancer whose efficacy has truly revolutionized the previously dismal outcome of this subtype. Even though Herceptin is covered by most insurance companies in the United States, this is certainly not the case in all countries and furthermore, this …

City Of Hope’s Breast Cancer and Environment Study

Since 2015, researchers Dr. Susan Neuhausen and Dr. Shiuan Chen at City of Hope have been examining chemicals in the environment and their relationship to breast cancer. Michele Rakoff, BCCRF Executive Director, has played the role as Community Partner and Kim Tankersley and Barbora Stankova, BCCRF Board Directors, are on …

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 …

Tomosynthesis for Breast Cancer Screening: Is it the Right Decision?

The technologies used to screen for breast cancer have changed over the past decade. While the mammogram remains the foundation of breast cancer detection, newer variations on the test may improve its ability to detect cancer. In the late 1960’s, the modern-day film mammogram was invented and x-ray units dedicated …