NEWSLETTERS ARCHIVE

Dinner 2018 Judge Thompson Receives Award

August 2018

August 2018

ANNUAL DINNER

THE PERSEPHONE TRIAL

ASCO ANNUAL MEETING

ORGANS-ON-CHIPS

Group Shot of Cancer and Capitalism Participants

June 2018

June 2018
ANNUAL SYMPOSIUM: CANCER AND CAPITALISM

HIGH PRICE OF GENE DRUGS

MEET THE THERAPY DOGS

January 2018

January 2018
OUTSMARTING CANCER: THE HOPE OF IMMUNOTHERAPY

JALBCA’s NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

DRUG PRICING

JALBCA FALL ACTIVITIES 2017

AMERICAN SOCIETY OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY- STATEMENT ON PROPOSED FEDERAL TAX BILL

October 2017

October 2017

JALBCA ANNUAL COURTHOUSE ALERT COCKTAIL PARTY

TEAM JALBCA – 27TH ANNUAL KOMEN GREATER NYC RACE FOR THE CURE

CHEMO BRAIN AND COPING WITH COGNITIVE CHANGES AFTER TREATMENT- NYU LECTURE

June 2017

June 2017
JALBCA’S 2017 ANNUAL AWARDS PRESENTATION DINNER

NYU PROGRAM: PROTECTIONS FOR CANCER PATIENTS IN THE WORKPLACE

PROGRAM – MALE BREAST CANCER

UPDATES FROM 2017 SAN ANTONIO BREAST CANCER SYMPOSIUM

January 2017

January 2017
JALBCA RECOGNITION AT NBCC GALA
WBASNY AND JALBCA JOIN FOR A LUNCH AND LEARN
SUPPORT FOR SURVIVORS NETWORK

August 2016

August 2016
OPTIMIZING OUTCOMES FOR CANCER SURVIVORSHIP
MOBILE MAMMOGRAPHY PROGRAM FOR 2015
DRUG TREATMENT FOR BRAIN METASTASES
SUSAN SOLOMON INTERN 2016-2017

June 2016 Newsletter

June 2016

June 2016
JALBCA’S 2016 ANNUAL AWARDS PRESENTATION DINNER
HEREDITARY BREAST AND OVARIAN CANCER FROM GENETICS TO POP CULTURE
3D MAMMOGRAPHY UPDATE

March 2016

March 2016: Panel Discussion Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer
Newly Elected Officers 2016 – 2017
JALBCA Grant Recipient Report
Cancer Data Base Study Finds Recommendation to Omit Radiation Therapy after Lumpectomy for Some Patients Is Often Not Followed

December 2015

December 2015:
Upcoming educational programs and a comprehensive report from the JALBCA 2015 Symposium, “The DCIS Controversy Through the Lens of Better Science: Will President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative Save Lives?” (Shown at right, Symposium VIPs.)

JALBCA members and Upworthy Ideas speakers

October 2015

October 2015:
Details of the 20th Annual Ellen P. Hermanson Memorial Sympoisium, update on our spring program, “Upworthy Ideas,” and highlights from our representative to the NBCC’s 2015 Project Lead Institute.

August 2015

In the August 2015 issue:
A look at summer events, including a cocktail-party-style fundraiser featuring a unique book, “Reflections of the Breast: Breast Cancer in Art Through the Centuries,” by art historian Tanya Manueli, shown here with the Hon. Barbara Jaffe, a member of JALBCA’s board of directors and the chairperson for this event. Plus, the most recent news in cancer research, treatment, and funding.

June 2015

In the June 2015 issue:

JALBCA’s 2015 annual dinner, at Cipriani Wall Street in Manhattan, enjoyed the largest attendance in its history–evidence of the group’s expanded community outreach in the New York area.

Also in this newsletter, status updates from JALBCA grantees the Mount Sinai Breast Health Resource Program, the New York City Bar Association Cancer Advocacy Project, and the Family Center’s Judith S. Kaye Project.

February 2015

In the February 2015 issue:

Learning and Lobbying: In our feature article, two JALBCA members share what they learned about the scientific and political complexity of breast cancer research at the most recent Project LEAD workshop. They also learned how and why the National Breast Cancer Coalition wants to press for a cure by 2020.

Photo Proclamation for JALBCA

November 2014

In the November 2014 issue:

The 19th Annual JALBCA Symposium was held on October 6, 2014, with the topic “Off-Label Treatment: Use of Cancer Drugs Outside of Conventional Trials and Government Approvals.” Attendees heard about safety issues, patents, insurance reimbursements, and more.

Also in this issue, photo op with the Brooklyn Borough President for Breast Cancer Awareness month.

September 2014

In the September 2014 issue:

Events and resources, as well as news updates…

  • JNCI article shows that contralateral prophylactic mastectomy yields small life expectancy benefit, yet still may be indicated for some women.
  • The Wall Street Journal reports that patient communication on social media is impacting the validity of clinical trials.
  • The most recent research grants approved by the CDMRP.
  • JALBCA team at the Susan Komen 5K Race for the Cure.

July 2014

In the July 2014 issue:

  • Photos and highlights of JALBCA’s annual awards presentation and installation dinner
  • 2014 Sponsors of Mammogram Vans – 42
  • Incoming JALBCA officers
  • NYS Right to External Appeals
  • ASCO Conference 2014

March 2014

In the March 2014 issue:

How Mary Solomon, director of the Scan Van Mobile Mammography Van Program, is helping JALBCA spread the word about breast cancer awareness and early detection with a series of Lunch & Learn programs. Also inside the issue:

  • HHS gives individuals greater access to health information
  • New cancer biomarkers

December 2013

In the December 2013 issue:

Highlights of the 2013 annual symposium, Litigating for the Cure.
“The business of cancer research is essentially in the hands of a pharmaceutical and biotechnology industry not willing or able to contribute to the greater body of knowledge by sharing information.”

September 2013

In the September 2013 issue:

Details about coverage and exceptions under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, news on neoadjuvant therapy options and clinical trials in breast cancer, and more.

June 2013

In the June 2013 issue:

Highlights of the 2013 annual dinner, and an update on the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s current efforts to aid research, clinical trials, and the development of a preventive vaccine.

March 2013

In the March 2013 issue:

  • Funding toward purchase of cutting edge technology, a tomosynthesis 3D mammography system, for Southampton Hospital has been provided by the Ellen Hermanson Foundation.
  • Highlights of FDA draft guidelines for conduct of clinical trials.

February 2013

In the February 2013 issue:

  • Highlights of the December 2012 JALBCA symposium, titled “The Evolution of Medical Care and Research: What Is Happening to Medicine and How Will It Affect Us?”
  • DOJ recovers almost $5 billion under False Claims Act in 2012
  • A study of tamoxifen’s role in long-term breast cancer treatment

November 2012

In the November 2012 issue:

  • JALBCA participates in the first-ever Ovarian Cancer Expo
  • A “completely unexpected” mechanism behind resistance to chemotherapy
  • Federal Circuit finds isolated human genes to be patent-eligible
  • Strengthening post-market surveillance for medical devices

August 2012

In the August 2012 issue:

Governor Cuomo signs Breast Density Inform Law in June 2012; Pfizer settles Prempro; a look at ADCs; increased breast cancer risk found for childhood cancer survivors; medical identity theft.

June 2012

In the June 2012 issue:

JALBCA annual dinner highlights, including presentation of the first annual Maite Aquino Memorial Grant.

April 2012

In the April 2012 issue:

Relaunch of the JALBCA hotline; the safety of soy foods for breast cancer survivors; the impact of cancer drug shortages on patient care; Supreme Court rules on biotech diagnostic test.

February 2012

In the February 2012 issue:

Highlights of the December 2011 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium; FDA decision about bisphosphonates for osteoporosis prevention and treatment.