NBCC Awards Seed Grant to Investigate Candidate Viral Causes of Breast Cancer
Through the generous support of National Philanthropic Trust, the NBCC Artemis Project® awarded a seed grant to Dr. Paul Ewald, Professor of Biology and Director, Program on Disease Evolution at the University of Louisville, and Dr. Vladimir Belyi, Assistant Professor at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School. The researchers took a systematic look through two sets of breast cancer genomes for evidence of infectious agents.
Inaugural Advocate Leadership Summit
NBCC convened the first Advocate Leadership Summit, a unique summit of leaders, for three days of educational and strategy-building sessions to train and empower breast cancer advocates and others by providing information and background about breast cancer as well as the tools and tactics necessary to take a leadership role in breast cancer advocacy.
NBCC Awards Seed Grant to Look for Vaccine Targets in DCIS Samples
Through the generous support of National Philanthropic Trust, NBCC’s Artemis Project® awarded a seed grant to Dr. Gregory Hannon, Professor and HHMI Investigator at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and Dr. H. Kim Lyerly, George Barth Geller Professor of Cancer Research, Duke University School of Medicine. Drs. Hannon and Lyerly collaborated on efforts to evaluate the biology of human ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) through sequencing (RNAseq).
More than 300,000 Signatures Delivered to the White House
NBCC advocates collected more than 300,000 signatures and delivered them to the White House in 2013, asking for President Obama’s commitment to prioritize ending breast cancer.