Category Archives: Guest Bloggers

From time to time, YSC invites guest bloggers to share their knowledge, expertise and dedication to helping young women affected by breast cancer. Our guest bloggers come from the YSC community including young survivors eager to share their experiences with others, YSC Face 2 Face Network leaders and state leaders, YSC’s Research Think Tank or Medical Advisory Board, breast cancer community partners or our passionate volunteers.

Introducing YSC’s Long-Term Navigator

Once you hit the mark of being cancer free for five or more years, you may feel some sense of relief. But, you may also feel uncertainty or anxiety around your future. Why are those treatment effects still lingering? Will … Continue reading

So your girlfriend’s got cancer?

Breast cancer not only impacts the patient, but also the co-survivors (partners, spouses, siblings, parents and friends). In addition to the 12 profiles of young women affected by breast cancer, we also wanted to share the true impact of breast … 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

On the Court with MetStar Amanda: Young Women Living with Advanced Breast Cancer

Amanda is an 8-year cancer thriver from Pennsylvania now living with metastatic disease.  We asked her to share a little about her journey and what has helped her along the way.  Amanda will be writing a quarterly blog for YSC. … 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

Wig Buying Tips from an Expert

Being diagnosed with breast cancer and told you’ll need chemo and your hair will fall out is hard enough. The last thing you need is drama when you shop for a wig. By sharing a few tips of lessons I learned … Continue reading