NBCC Staff

Fran Visco


Fran Visco, a more than 30-year breast cancer survivor, is the president of the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) and a member of its board of directors. She is an honors graduate of Villanova Law School, where she was an editor of The Villanova Law Review and a chair of the Women’s Law Caucus. President Clinton appointed Ms. Visco to three terms as one of three members of the President’s Cancer Panel. She was the first consumer to chair the Integration Panel of the Department of Defense Peer-Reviewed Breast Cancer Research Program (DOD BCRP); Ms. Visco cochaired the National Action Plan on Breast Cancer; and she served on the National Cancer Policy Board. She also is a member of the board of directors of Translational Research in Oncology, an international nonprofit clinical trials consortium. Ms. Visco has been appointed to several Institute of Medicine (IOM) panels and served as a member of the IOM Roundtable on Evidence-Based Medicine. She is a previous member of the board of directors of Women’s Way in Philadelphia, the nation’s oldest and largest women’s funding federation.

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