Project LEAD is the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s premier science training program for activists that has created a revolution in the world of breast cancer research and public policy.
The course prepares graduates to engage in the wide range of local and national forums where breast cancer decisions are made. Project LEAD graduates bring an educated consumer perspective and critical thinking skills to the important issues and controversies in breast cancer.
As a result of NBCC’s work, scientists, government agencies and private industry have changed the way they design and implement breast cancer research and programs. NBCC has created a model for consumer influence marked by transparency, innovation and a peer relationship among scientists, researchers, policymakers and consumers nationwide.
The graduates of Project LEAD work in all aspects of breast cancer-related research, quality care improvement and decision-making based on evidence-based healthcare.
Project LEAD graduates engage in these and other activities:
Offered annually in July, this intensive six-day course teaches advocates the language and concepts of science with a focus on the biology of breast cancer, genetics, epidemiology, research design, and advocacy.
Since 1995, NBCC has been providing outstanding education programs through Project LEAD. Historically, this has included two-day workshops, topic-specific training, as well as international programming. Explore some of Project LEAD’s previous offerings: