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Thanks to research, Jade Tan could deliver a healthy baby and be treated for stage 3 breast cancer
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Comedian Suzette Simon raises awareness of breast cancer disparities and research
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Mackenzie Dougherty credits research for helping her be proactive about her health—and detect triple-negative breast cancer early
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Previvor and BRCA2 mutation carrier Erika Stallings credits research for arming her with information to take steps to reduce her risk of breast cancer
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Yen Lam credits research for helping her survive invasive lobular carcinoma and get back to what she loves: running
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HER2-positive breast cancer once had one of the worst prognoses. Thanks to new therapies made possible by research, people like Uma Iyengar have cures.
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BCRF investigator Dr. Neil Iyengar was already motivated to improve outcomes for people with breast cancer through his work. Then his mom was diagnosed.
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Diagnosed with metastatic breast cancer, Sarah Reinold credits research for giving her more time with her family
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Diagnosed with two types of breast cancer, including triple-negative, Alicia Therien credits research for ensuring treatments were there for her
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Given a metastatic breast cancer diagnosis just months before the pandemic, Melissa Thompson shares why we need to “defy the odds” for patients like her