National Breast Cancer Coalition

Call to Action Online - June 2014

NBCC Relaunches the Online Center for Advocacy Training 

Advocates need and want to understand science, what makes up good policy and how to move things forward. The Online Center for NBCC Advocacy Training brings this education and training to the public. The Online Center, launched in 2012, has been relaunched with a fresh look as well as new information from presentations and discussions from the 2014 Advocate Leadership Summit.

The newly launched Online Center is user friendly. It features a description of each course with specifics about what visitors can expect to learn. The courses are categorized by topic area and course level from beginners to advanced students. To continue providing best-in-class instruction, advocates are provided an opportunity to evaluate the information taught in each course.

We have often said that NBCC cannot achieve Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® alone, we need partners to be successful. We are grateful to our partner, WellPoint Foundation for a $150,000 grant that allowed us to enhance the ongoing education, training and outreach programs of the Online Center for NBCC Advocacy Training.

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 The Center for NBCC Advocacy Training is the umbrella for NBCC’s education and training programs that give the lay public the tools it needs to understand complex medical information and to play a role in research and health care. It enables advocates like you to help us achieve Breast Cancer Deadline 2020®NBCC’s online programming in science, research, and public policy, which are delivered through the Center, gives individuals the knowledge and confidence they need to collaborate with researchers, disseminate evidence-based information to the public, advance well researched public policy and push for quality health care in their communities. These courses are designed with the same criteria and quality as the highly respected Project LEAD® program.

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NBCC Briefs Congress on the Breast Cancer Research Landscape

On May 19, NBCC held a Congressional briefing on “Breast Cancer 101: What You Need to Know to Help End Breast Cancer” in the Rayburn House Office Building. Sponsored by Rep. Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), the briefing featured presentations by Dr. Silvia C. Formenti, Chair, Radiation Oncology, NYU Cancer Institute and Fran Visco, NBCC President, on the reality of breast cancer. Dr. Formenti spoke about the status of breast cancer research, and Fran explained the details of NBCC’s Breast Cancer Deadline 2020® campaign.

Both speakers explained why Congress' support of the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act (S. 865/H.R. 1830) is vital to NBCC’s efforts to know how to end the disease by January 1, 2020. The Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act, which currently has 227 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives and 34 co-sponsors in the Senate, defines an important role that the federal government must play to know how to end breast cancer. Has your representative sponsored the Accelerating the End of Breast Cancer Act? Find out! If your representative or Senator has not signed on, please urge them to do so. 

The speakers also emphasized the fact that we know little about how to prevent breast cancer or how to prevent deaths from the disease, and that while we have discovered new ways to treat the disease, they have not had a great effect on the important outcomes: preventing breast cancer and making certain no one dies of it.

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