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.

Takeaways from 2015 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

Each December, several YSC staff members travel to San Antonio, Texas, for the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). We interviewed Michelle Esser, YSC’s Senior Program Manager for Research and Advocacy, about why YSC makes it a priority to attend this conference.   Why is SABCS such an important conference to attend? SABCS is the world’s largest conference devoted exclusively to breast cancer. The … Continue reading

Ready for a Moonshot to End Cancer

It is not every day that the President of the United States says he wants to end cancer once and for all. And it is certainly not every day that the President talks about ending cancer at a State of … Continue reading

YSC Board of Directors Welcomes 2 New Members in 2016!

I am pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2016, YSC has two new exceptional Board Members: Pablo Colon and Shauna Martin. These incredible individuals come to the YSC Board of Directors with their own stories about breast cancer, … Continue reading

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

American Cancer Society Changes Screening Guidelines: What Does this Mean for Young Women?

Today, the American Cancer Society (ACS) revised its guidelines on screening mammography and clinical breast exams (CBEs) in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA). These new guidelines state that, in women of average breast cancer risk, annual screening … Continue reading

Changing the Face of Breast Cancer Advocacy

When I joined the breast cancer community at age 36, I had no idea my diagnosis would take me into the world of advocacy and science around the disease that was trying to kill me. As I transitioned into my … Continue reading

YSC RECEIVES $1.75M GRANT FROM CDC

Recently, YSC received the exciting news that we have been awarded a $1.75 million grant to be used during the next five years. This generous funding will enhance the support services for young women diagnosed with breast cancer. YSC was … 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

Surviving Science?

Last December, a friend of mine who shares my interest in breast cancer research suggested that I apply for the Scientist – Survivor Program (SSP) at the annual conference of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Having been through … Continue reading

Breaking News from ASCO 2014

Each year, new cancer-related study results and data are released at the ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology) annual meeting held in Chicago. Today at ASCO 2014, long-awaited data from the SOFT and TEXT trials was released and these results … Continue reading