Focus on IBC,
the monthly newsletter of the Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation

2014 Issues

March 2014

  • The Bane of Existing with an Incurable Illness by Kate Strosser
  • Report: Conference For Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer (C4YW)
  • Update: Patient Advocate Videos from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
  • Frankly Speaking About Cancer: Treatments & Side Effects
  • Molecular Targets in Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • Half Price T-shirt Sale
  • And regular feature: Upcoming Events Calendar

February 2014

  • Have you been Diagnosed with Her2+ Metastatic Inflammatory Breast Cancer? Information about the SystHERs Registry
  • Annual Conference For Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer (C4YW)
  • Update: Kathleen Livingston Memorial Grant
  • Social Security Administration’s Compassionate Allowance;
  • And regular feature: Upcoming Events Calendar

January 2014

  • Kathleen Livingston Memorial Grant Awarded
  • News from the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
  • Baffled or Befuddled by Medical Terms?
  • Additional SACBS Resources
  • Newly Published IBC Research
  • And regular feature: Upcoming Events Calendar

2013 Issues

December 2013

  • Advanced Breast Cancer-2; Lisbon, Portugal
  • The Health of Women Study (HOW) & Collateral Damage
  • ibcRF Selected for NCCN Patient Resource!
  • Newly Published IBC Research
  • and regular feature Upcoming Events Calendar

November 2013

  • The Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation Grants Process
  • ibcRF to Present Poster in Lisbon
  • Wayne State University Student Displays IBC Poster at AAPA Conference
  • A Rubber Chicken, Coffee and Pajamas???
  • Newly Published IBC Research
  • and regular feature Upcoming Events Calendar

October 2013

  • Pinks with a Purpose
  • Introducing Pat Haugen, New Member of the Board of Directors
  • Executive Director Ginny Mason Named to Translational Breast Cancer Research Consortium
  • Keeping Up With Progress in Mobile Medical Apps
  • and regular features : Upcoming Events Calendar and New On the Website

September 2013

  • We’re Tweeting, Can You Hear Us?
  • Introducing Phyllis Johnson, New Member of the Board of Directors
  • Understanding Your Pathology Report
  • Back by Popular Demand–IBC t-shirts
  • Oh, The Stories We Can Tell!
  • and regular features : Upcoming Events Calendar and New On the Website

August 2013

  • Poster Presented at ASCO: Crucial Molecular Drivers and Potential Therapeutic Targets of Inflammatory Breast Cancer
  • ASCO Report: New Options for HER2-Positive Breast Cancers and ER and HER2: Positive or Negative Does it Matter?
  • Cutaneous Metastasis of IBC: Clinical Challenge
  • Macy’s Shop For A Cause to Benefit IBC Research Foundation
  • Help the Health of Women Study Develop a Questionnaire on the Collateral Damage from Treatment
  • Quotes of Note from ASCO

July 2013

  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation Grant
    Project Focus of AACR Poster,
  • Cancer Support Community Launches Cancer Experience Registry,
  • Recurrence…..Every Patient’s Worst Nightmare
  • What is the Health of Women (HOW) Study?
  • and regular feature : Upcoming Events Calendar

June 2013

  • Looking for a clinical trial?
  • Twelve Years and Counting (IBC In My Own Words);
  • I Am An Advocate;
  • Two new additions to the IBC 2013 Research page;
  • and regular feature : Upcoming Events Calendar

May 2013

  • Clinical Trial News;
  • American Cancer Society Updates IBC Information;
  • New On the Web Site!, Just added to our NCCN IBC Guidelines web page: NCCN Guidelines Breast Cancer Screening and Diagnosis® Version 1.2013;
  • and regular features : Upcoming Events Calendar

April 2013

  • Your oral chemotherapy insurance coverage may not be what you think;
  • Research updates;
  • To love and honor by Kate Strosser (IBC in My Own Words);
  • Two new additions to the IBC 2013 Research page;
  • Assistance for those on Genetech products;
  • and regular features: Upcoming Events Calendar and New on the Web Site

March 2013

  • Kathleen Livingston Memorial Grant Planned
  • Heather Cunliffe PhD Receives Additional Funding for Triple Negative
  • IBC Research
  • FDA Approved Treatment for Late-Stage Breast Cancer
  • Annual Report 2012
  • and regular features: Upcoming Events Calendar and New on the Web Site

February 2013

  • Deborah Silvera, PhD, Receives Research Award
  • Rare Disease Day USA
  • Calling All Young Artists!!
  • and regular features: Upcoming Events Calendar and New on the Web Site

January 2013

  • Reg4ALL Wins $300,000!
  • 35th San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
  • 3rd International Inflammatory Breast Cancer Conference
  • Thinking About Attending C4YW?
  • and regular feature: Upcoming Events Calendar

2012 Issues

December 2012

  • Clinical Trial Update
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer Conference
  • Remember ibcRF In Your End of Year Giving
  • Medical Advisory Board Member Headed to Stanford
  • New 2012 IBC Research Web Page
  • and regular feature: Upcoming Events Calendar

November 2012

  • SystHERs Registry
  • Lynn Sage Town Hall Meeting
  • Third International Symposium on Breast Cancer Prevention
  • and regular feature: Upcoming Events Calendar

October 2012

  • Clinical Trial Spotlight
  • Collaborate/Activate: 2012 Partners in Patient Health Innovation Challenge
  • Thoughts About “Pinktober”
  • and regular features: Upcoming Events Calendar and IBC Fascinating Factoids

September 2012

  • Breast Cancer: New Horizons, Current Controversies
  • Can You Believe it? We’re a ‘Lucky’ 13 Years Old!!
  • and regular feathers: Upcoming Events Calendar and IBC Fascinating Factiods

August 2012

  • Dr. Milan Radovich 2012 Grant Recipient
  • ASCO 2012: My Take-Home Message (part 2)
  • Traveling By Air?
  • and regular features Upcoming Events Calendar and Did You Know?

July 2012

  • Redesigning Clinical Trials to Test Therapies That Could Prevent Metastasis
  • ASCO 2012: My Take-Home Message (part 1)
  • IBC Research Foundation Highlighted on Blog
  • A Browser is a Browser is a Browser…
  • and regular feature Upcoming Events Calendar

June 2012

  • And She’s Still Smiling…[Krysti and the Gamma Knife]
  • A First-timer’s View of the NBCC Advocacy Summit
  • Advocacy in Action Video
  • and regular feature Upcoming Events Calendar

May 2012

  • Danny R. Welch, Ph.D., Joins Medical Advisory Board
  • May is National Cancer Research Month
  • Interview with Dr. Danny Welch
  • Announcing FDA’s Inaugural Patient Network Annual Meeting
  • and regular features: Upcoming Events Calendar and Did You Know?

April 2012

  • Advocacy in Action: Talking to University Students about IBC
  • Annual Conference for Women Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Deadline Approaching for Young Artist Contest!
  • and regular features: Upcoming Events Calendar, Innovations, and Did You Know?

March 2012

  • C4YW: Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer
  • Dr. Patricia Steeg Joins Medical Advisory Board
  • Soccer Team’s Pink Shoelaces Raise Funds
  • Oh Those Side Effects of Treatment!
  • Young Artist in the Family?
  • and regular features: Upcoming Events Calendar, Innovations, and Did You Know?

February 2012

  • Remembering IBC Advocate, Susan Niebur
  • Calling All Budding Artists!!
  • and regular features: Upcoming Events Calendar, and Did You Know?

January 2012

  • Highlights from the 34th Annual San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
  • Looking for help? by guest columnist Susan Niebur
  • IBC Survivor Pam Haschke and Halos of Hopeâ„¢
  • Annual Report 2011
  • New Publication for Patients, Survivors and Families: CANCER TODAY
  • and regular features: Upcoming Events Calendar, Innovations, and Did You Know?

2011 Issues

December 2011

  • IBC Research Foundation passes 5,000 Members on FaceBook
  • Did You Know: your Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation Works Quietly Behind the Scenes
  • 2010 Grant Recipient Dr. Bryan Schneider Makes Headlines!
  • IBC at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

November 2011

  • New Trial for Metastatic Breast Cancer
  • Proteonomics Leads to Potential New Treatment for IBC
  • Dealing with Skin Mets by Susan Freed
  • Survivors Educating About IBC by Susan Niebur
  • Spreading the Word About IBC
  • Innovations: One Woman’s Journey with IBC

October 2011

  • Dr. Beth Overmoyer Receives Grant From Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation
  • I am a Woman With Metastatic Breast Cancer by Susan Niebur
  • A Conversation with Dr. Beth Overmoyer, 2011 Grant Recipient
  • Scientific Peer Review of Breast Cancer Research Applications for the Department of Defense

September 2011

  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation Remembers Outstanding Advocate: Kathleen Livingston
  • New Contributor – Susan Niebur
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer Research Foundation Grant Given to Heather Cunliffe, PhD, of TGen
  • Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness

August 2011

  • Happy 12th Anniversary to Us!
  • Era of Hope 2011
  • Expression of Hope–ASCO 2011-2012 Calendar

July 2011

  • American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting
  • What Next? The Avastin Saga
  • Musings from the Executive Director
  • In Our Own Words

June 2011

  • Pampered Chef Purchases to Benefit IBC Research Foundation
  • IBC Feature Article in Living Beyond Breast Cancer Newsletter
  • Cancer Advocates at ASCO: Connecting for a Cause
  • Website Updates
  • Why Become an Oncologist?

May 2011

  • Robert J. Schneider, Ph.D., NYU Medical Center Recipient of 2010 ibcRF Grant
  • Inflammatory Breast Cancer Program from C4YW
  • Medical Advisory Board Member in the News
  • National Breast Cancer Coalition News
  • National Cancer Research Month

March 2011

  • Amelia Project–Giving Wings to Research
  • The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Book Review)
  • C4YW: Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer
  • Annual Advocacy Training Conference
  • Rare Disease Day

January 2011

  • Love/Avon Army of Women
  • 33rd Annual CTRC-AACR San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium
  • Thank You, Danny!
  • Annual Advocacy Training Conference
  • Happy 2011 From the IBCRF Website

2010 Issues

December 2010
October 2010
September 2010
August 2010
June 2010
April-May 2010
February-March 2010
January 2010

2009 Issues

December 2009
November 2009
October 2009
September 2009
August 2009
Clarification to July 2009 Newsletter Article
July 2009
May 2009
March 2009
February 2009

2008 Issues

November 2008
October 2008
August 2008
June 2008
May 2008
March 2008
February 2008
January 2008

2007 Issues

December 2007
November 2007
October 2007

2006 Issues

Wrap-Up 2006
December 2006
Special Edition June 2006
March 2006

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