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.

The 4th Annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game

I was overwhelmed with pride last Wednesday as I watched women from Congress and the Washington Press Corps face off to raise funds and awareness for young women affected by breast cancer in the fourth annual Congressional Women’s Softball Game … Continue reading

T-DM1: What We Know

The American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) meeting is always an interesting and informative event. Researchers travel from around the globe to hear and share research results in all areas of oncology. Every year the media reports “breaking news,” which … Continue reading

What Is ASCO?

There are only a couple cities in the United States that have a building large enough to hold 34,000 people. Chicago is one of them. The American Society of Clinical Oncology, which everyone in the cancer community calls “ASCO,” holds … Continue reading

What You See Is What You Get

This spring I met with Cortés Saunders-Storno, Director of Alumni Relations at the University of San Francisco, where I earned my MBA in 2004. I hadn’t been on the campus of Lone Mountain since I graduated. It was a blast … Continue reading

Words of Wisdom

My first week as CEO of YSC, I received an email that I will never forget. It was from one of the co-founders of the organization, Joy Simha. I was only eight months out from diagnosis when I was appointed … Continue reading

Turning Cancer Into Something Beautiful

As a breast cancer survivor, it’s hard to remember what it felt like to not think about breast cancer … or that being diagnosed at a young age was even possible. That stretch is even harder for me now that … Continue reading

Speak Up and Make a Difference

What is an “advocate”? This word has a different meaning to everyone. I became familiar with the term at the national Sierra Club, where I worked for many years. I also learned the importance of using your voice and democratic … Continue reading