RALLY TOGETHER: Ask Senator Toomey
to Vote "No" on Health Care Bill

Protections for People with Pre-Existing Conditions and Medicaid in Jeopardy article
THANK YOU all for the calls, emails and letters you’ve sent to your lawmakers in Washington!
NOW, we need to do more. We can help to save current federal protections for people with pre-existing conditions like breast cancer. WE NEED YOU to reach out to U.S. Sen. Pat Toomey and tell him to vote "NO" on the latest version of the Senate health care bill. Tell him to save current federal protections for people with pre-existing conditions like breast cancer and the many people with breast cancer who depend on Medicaid coverage.


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Life, Courage, Hope on Display at 2017 PBCC Photo Exhibit Sites

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During the past year, the PBCC has taken its traveling photo exhibit featuring stories from women facing breast cancer in Pennsylvania to Indiana, Washington, York, Chester, Lebanon and Franklin counties. “67 Women, 67 Counties: Facing Breast Cancer in Pennsylvania” serves as a touching reminder of the emotional and physical toll breast cancer takes on a woman and her family. We are thrilled to share these stories, photos and to encourage women to practice early detection across the state.

Study: Pregnancy After Breast Cancer
Does Not Increase Chance of Recurrence

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Having a child after breast cancer treatment does not make you more likely to have a recurrence, according to a recent study presented at the 2017 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Conference. After 10 years from the diagnosis, the research team found no difference in recurrence rate between women who became pregnant and those who did not.

PBCC Awards $50,000 Grant to Fox Chase Breast Cancer Researcher Dr. Paul Cairns

The PA Breast Cancer Coalition recently had the honor of awarding a $50,000 breast cancer research grant to Fox Chase Cancer Center’s Dr. Paul Cairns. Dr. Cairns and his team will use the grant to study the detection of DCIS and to research the progression of early stage breast cancer. Dr. Cairns is one of three breast cancer research recipients this year. The PBCC also awarded $50,000 grants to Dr. Qihong Huang of the Wistar Institute who is focused on metastatic breast cancer and Dr. Nancy Lill of Penn State Cancer Institute for her work with triple-negative breast cancer.

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