Author Archives: Michelle Esser, YSC Senior Program Manager, Research and Advocacy

August Research Round-up

Staying current with recent breast cancer research news, especially when it pertains to young women, is essential. It is also important that young women participate in ongoing research so that our population is well-represented in data and the results meaningful … Continue reading

Categories: News & Updates

June Research Round-up

Staying on top of recent breast cancer research news, especially when it pertains to young women, is essential. It is also important that young women participate in ongoing research so that our population is well-represented in data and the results … Continue reading

Categories: News & Updates

Infertility After Breast Cancer

Many young women may be diagnosed with breast cancer before having any children or may not be finished building a family at the time of their diagnosis. You may have many questions regarding whether breast cancer or its treatment will impact … Continue reading

Heart Health & You: Before, During & After Treatment

February is Heart Disease Awareness Month and today is “Go Red Day” where everyone wears red to raise awareness of heart disease and donate to “Go Red for Women,” which supports educational programming on heart disease.   Why should we, … Continue reading

Categories: Taking my Body Back

Updates from the 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

In addition to supporting and educating young women affected by breast cancer, YSC is also focused on being the leading voice for young survivors. One of the ways YSC does that is by working with the research community. Two years … Continue reading

The EARLY Act 5 Years Later: Reauthorization and What It Means for Young Women

Although you may not have heard it on the news, a piece of legislation important to young women generally and to young women diagnosed with breast cancer in particular was introduced last week. On July 24, Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz … Continue reading

YSC Research Updates

YSC wants to keep our constituents updated on relevant medical news, and we have three breast cancer updates to share.  They include:  (1)  FDA approval of Perjeta before surgery in HER2+ breast cancer; (2) the PALOMA study that includes young … Continue reading

YSC Responds to JAMA Article on Breast Cancer Incidence

An article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on February 26, 2013, discusses the incidence of breast cancer in the United States and concludes that the number of young women presenting with metastatic disease at initial … Continue reading

Categories: Guest Bloggers

YSC Attends BCY1 Breast Cancer in Young Women Conference

Along with Chief Program Officer and Deputy Chief Executive Stacy Lewis, Ex Officio Board President Anna Cluxton, Medical Advisory Board members Dr. Ann Partridge and Dr. Judy Garber, I attended the BCY1 Breast Cancer in Young Women Conference November 8-10, … Continue reading

Categories: Guest Bloggers