Category Archives: The Business of Breast Cancer

YSC’s CEO, Jennifer Merschdorf, discusses her experiences leading the organization and navigating the business side of breast cancer.

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

I Hate Breast Cancer!

I am sorry – I have to say it. I hate breast cancer. I hate that it can take a young woman too soon and leave families to grieve. I hate that it leaves scars on everyone it touches on … Continue reading

Jill Frey

  Jill Frey — Founding Member of YSC, Tour de Pink Rider For the past 15 years, Jill has generously donated her time and energy to Young Survival Coalition (YSC), which she has been part of since its beginning. Jill cycles in … Continue reading

Join Katy Perry & Friends in Supporting YSC

  Tomorrow, an unprecedented event will take place for Young Survival Coalition — the Katy Perry & Friends #WeCanSurvive Music for Life concert benefiting us! YSC is  touched by the incredible show of support for young women affected by breast … Continue reading

John Hennessy

  John Hennessy — YSC Board of Directors and Vice President of Operations for Sarah Cannon In his role as vice president of operations for Sarah Cannon, the global cancer enterprise of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), John understands firsthand the importance … Continue reading

Dr. Susan Love, Young Survival Coalition and Susan G. Komen Partner This October To Show the World We Can Work Together To Drive Meaningful Change

  “October” is a loaded word for breast cancer survivors. On one hand, the crisp fall encourages a warm blanket or hot toddy with friends. On the other, the onslaught of pink is enough to make any breast cancer survivor … Continue reading

Meet the Companies That Support YSC

  The breast cancer community leads the pack in terms of how best to utilize cause related marketing to help raise money. While there some who sell “pink” products that don’t actually benefit a charity, the majority of cause-related marketing … Continue reading

Are You or Someone You Know Living with Metastatic Breast Cancer? We Need Your Input!

Have you ever been told by a fellow breast cancer survivor: “You went from stage I to stage IV? I don’t want to hear that!” Are you tired of the question: “How long will you be in treatment?” Do you … Continue reading

YSC: 15 Years of Knowledge, Resources and Support

Young Survival Coalition was founded in 1998 by three young women who were all diagnosed with breast cancer before the age of 35 to address a lack of information, support groups and research tailored specifically for this population. In the … Continue reading

YSC Advocates Arm Themselves with Knowledge at Project LEAD®

Last week, my colleague Cindy Kicinski, YSC South Regional Field Manager, and I had the honor of attending Project LEAD® hosted by the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC). Project LEAD® is a scientific training program for breast cancer advocates. The six-day, intensive … Continue reading