Health Issues Articles
A determined young woman's promise to her dying sister led to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, which now helps millions of women in the United States and elsewhere to detect and overcome the disease
by Jean Maza
Associate Manager of Communication
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation
The Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation is celebrating its 20th anniversary as a global catalyst in the fight against breast cancer.
Headquartered in Dallas, Texas, and powered by a highly diverse network of mover than 75,000 volunteers in 118 Affiliate groups across the United States and in Germany, Italy and Puerto Rico, the Komen Foundation’s mission is to eradicate breast cancer as a life-threatening disease through the advancement of research, education, screening and treatment.
A strong belief that no-one should face the challenge of hereditary cancer alone prompted Sue Friedman to set up FORCE -Facing Our Risk Of Cancer Empowered - a non-profit organization for the high-risk community
by Sue Freidman
It seemed appropriate that I celebrated my fortieth birthday and my five-year anniversary of being cancer-free by sitting in an auditorium at the Smithsonian Institution listening to the research giants of the twentieth century talk about DNA.
The one-day symposium, Bringing the Genome to You, commemorated the 50th anniversary of the discovery of the structure of DNA and celebrated the sequencing of the entire human genome. The symposium highlighted DNA as the common thread that weaves through all life and links our genetic makeup from our ancestors to our progeny.