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January 18, 2022

Recapping an NBCC Exclusive Webinar

On Thursday, January 6, 2022, NBCC invited its Board Members and Field Leadership advocates to attend a special webinar on The Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER) Approach to Determining the Value of Cancer Drugs. The webinar was presented by Steven D. Pearson, MD, MSc, President of ICER. NBCC recently adopted a set of principles in support of value-based drug pricing. The key to these principles is how to determine value. Several methodologies exist to determine a drug’s “value.” Dr. Pearson spoke to NBCC’s leadership to explain ICER’s approach and discussed its benefits and challenges.

NBCC hosts these exclusive events for its advocate leadership many times throughout the year. For more information about NBCC’s field leadership program, contact Grassroots Coordinator Jessica Francis at jfrancis@stopbreastcancer.org.

Resolve to Get Involved with NBCC in 2022

If you’re looking to kickstart your advocacy experience this year, look no further. Here are eight ways you can get more involved with NBCC this year.

  1. Join NBCC as a Member. Join with thousands of individuals and hundreds of organizations fighting to end breast cancer.
  2. Lend Your Voice. Contact your elected officials about today’s top issues. Simply enter your name and address and hit send.
  3. Learn More About Policy Issues. Read our 2021 legislative and public policy priorities to learn more about key issues affecting the breast cancer community.
  4. Sign up for Our National Action Network. We’ll send you timely updates about how you can take action.
  5. Become an Advocate for Change. Learn more about breast cancer science by attending one of our education and training opportunities, such as the Annual Advocate Leadership Summit or Project LEAD.
  6. Support Breast Cancer Research. Learn more about the Artemis Project, NBCC’s advocate-led, research collaborative, which focuses on stopping people from getting breast cancer and preventing metastasis so that people stop dying of breast cancer.
  7. Get Educated About the Issues. Breast cancer is a complex disease. NBCC breaks down the most complicated topics, such as screening, pharmaceuticals, and treatment.
  8. Make a Donation. Support research, education, training, and our mission to end breast cancer.

By taking action, you have begun to build momentum to make a real impact. Keep going! Stay involved with NBCC programs and initiatives, and feel free to reach out to Jessica Francis (jfrancis@stopbreastcancer.org) for more ways to get involved.

NBCC’s 2022 Legislative and Public Policy Priorities

The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) Board of Directors will establish NBCC’s 2022 legislative and public policy priorities during their January board meeting. We are seeking your input on priorities that NBCC should advocate for in 2022.

Please remember that NBCC focuses on those priorities that will significantly impact the systems that affect breast cancer. Recommended issues must be overarching and cannot address a narrow issue. Please consider how the proposed priority advances our mission to end breast cancer.

NBCC chooses its priorities through the following process: issues are brought to the attention of NBCC; NBCC staff researches the topic and prepares background information for the board; the board discusses and votes on all suggested priorities.

Please email your suggestions by close of business Thursday, January 20, including background information, and explain why you believe an identified issue should be an NBCC priority and how it falls within the parameters of NBCC’s strategic priorities. We are providing a summary of NBCC’s 2021 Public Policy Priorities for your information. We look forward to your input into this essential process.

Join Us

NBCC increases federal funding for breast cancer research, monitors how research funds are spent, expands access to quality health care, and ensures that trained advocates influence all decisions affecting breast cancer. Join NBCC and thousands of others to keep breast cancer a priority for Congressional and state policymakers. Join our efforts today.