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Mission Statement

To achieve our mission of ending breast cancer, we focus on the following three main goals:

  • RESEARCH: Increasing appropriations for high-quality, peer-review research and working within the scientific community to focus research on prevention and finding a cure

  • ACCESS: Increasing access for all women to high-quality treatment and care, as well as breast cancer clinical trials

  • INFLUENCE: Increasing the influence of women living with breast cancer and other breast cancer activists in the decisionmaking that impacts all issues surrounding breast cancer

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Since 1991, the National Breast Cancer Coalition's trained advocates have lobbied at the national, state and local levels for public policies that impact breast cancer research, diagnosis and treatment. Our grassroots advocacy effort has hundreds of member organizations and tens of thousands of individual members working toward increased federal funding for breast cancer research and collaborating with the scientific community to implement new models of research, improving access to high-quality health care and breast cancer clinical trials for all women, and expanding the influence of breast cancer advocates in all aspects of the breast cancer decisionmaking process.

NBCC's sister organization, the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund, empowers and trains these advocates to be effective in every aspect of the fight to end breast cancer. NBCCF gives women the tools to make their own informed decisions and take a leadership role with legislative, scientific and clinical decisionmakers. NBCCF also helps guide the public through the maze of information on breast cancer.

To achieve our mission of ending breast cancer, we focus on the following three main goals:

  • RESEARCH: Increasing appropriations for high-quality, peer-review research and working within the scientific community to focus research on prevention and finding a cure

  • ACCESS: Increasing access for all women to high-quality treatment and care, as well as breast cancer clinical trials

  • INFLUENCE: Increasing the influence of women living with breast cancer and other breast cancer activists in the decisionmaking that impacts all issues surrounding breast cancer

Through our grassroots network, NBCC has already brought about fundamental change: increasing federal appropriations for breast cancer, creating an unprecedented breast cancer research program administered by the Department of Defense, bringing about and overseeing the National Action Plan on Breast Cancer (a public/private partnership), and bringing breast cancer to the forefront of the nation's agenda.

You can learn more about NBCC and NBCCF throughout our website. Be sure to read about our history, goals and accomplishments; legislative priorities; and our current programs, such as Project LEAD and the Clinical Trials Initiative.

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http://www.stopbreastcancer.org

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