To achieve our mission of ending breast cancer, we focus on the following three main goals:
- RESEARCH: Increasing appropriations for high-quality, peer-reviewed 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, and to breast cancer clinical trials
- INFLUENCE: Increasing the influence of women living with breast cancer and other breast cancer activists in the decision-making that impacts all issues surrounding breast cancer
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, collaborations with the scientific community to implement new models of research, improved access to high-quality health care and breast cancer clinical trials for all women, and expanded influence of breast cancer advocates at all levels of decision-making in breast cancer research and policy.
The Coalition’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. We give women and men the tools they need to make informed decisions and to take a leadership role in working to influence legislative, scientific and clinical decision makers. NBCC also helps guide the public through the maze of information on breast cancer.
Through our grassroots network, NBCC has already brought about fundamental change: increasing federal appropriations for breast cancer research, 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 at our main website, www.StopBreastCancer.org.