Fund NIH: Activism through Social Media

One of the great privileges of my work is that I have the opportunity to sit and listen first hand to many brilliant physicians, researchers, and scientists as they share their stories, their work, and their passion for fighting cancer and finding new ways to outsmart this terrible disease. Recent advancements in cancer research such … Continue reading Fund NIH: Activism through Social Media

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Watch out, breast cancer. We’re coming for you.

Elisabeth Cramer Karen Sealander Regina Hampton, BCW $125,000 Avon Grant

Women diagnosed with breast cancer in DC's Wards 7 & 8 have a lower chance of survival than the national average.  Watch out, breast cancer.  We're coming for you. It's exciting times at Breast Care for Washington. While we haven't been super active in the public eye since our official launch in November 2012, we've … Continue reading Watch out, breast cancer. We’re coming for you.

A who? A patient what? A Patient Advocate.

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The first time I ever heard of a patient advocate was when I attended a talk given by Melissa Pantel-Ku.  Melissa is remarkable woman.  Diagnosed with stage III breast cancer at 34, she is a PhD, a professor, a mother, a wife, a breast cancer survivor, and founder of  Hope & Humor.  Melissa's story had … Continue reading A who? A patient what? A Patient Advocate.