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 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

BRCA Mutations: What’s New in Clinical Trials?

BioMarin, a biopharmaceutical company, is launching a clinical trial to evaluate BMN 673, a potential first best-in-class PARP (poly ADP-ribose polymerase) inhibitor. This inhibitor is for patients with hereditary forms of breast cancer, specifically deleterious gBRCA mutation, in women with … 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

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