NBCC’s mission is to end breast cancer through the power of education, action and advocacy. We have been revolutionizing the breast cancer community since our inception in 1991. As an organization, we have separated ourselves from the pack through our relentless work to support breast cancer research, to set the right scientific priorities and to bring the necessary people together to achieve significant progress in ending breast cancer. We are a dynamic, diverse coalition of hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals dedicated to giving breast cancer issues a meaningful voice in Washington, D.C., and state capitals, in laboratories and health care institutions and local communities everywhere.
Ensuring the Participation of Educated Patient Advocates in Science Research and All Levels of Health Care Decision Making: NBCC continues to work to ensure that educated patient advocates who represent a constituency have a meaningful seat at the table in all levels of health care decision making, which affects their lives, and we include this as one of our public policy priorities.
Breast cancer advocates who are trained, educated and represent a patient constituency must be meaningfully involved in all aspects of decision making that affect breast cancer research. This is the only way to ensure that funds are effectively spent and adequately address the causes and prevention of breast cancer, develop optimal treatments and cures for breast cancer, and focus on the best possible means to end the disease. Read our full position on advocate involvement.
NBCC works with a wide range of stakeholders, including corporations, industry, government, nongovernment organizations, researchers, scientists, breast cancer patients, caregivers and the public, to help raise awareness about and to end breast cancer. NBCC employs a specific approach to advocacy to ensure that our efforts will have a real impact and serve the best interests of women and men affected by breast cancer.