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Each year, BCRF convenes its researchers from around the world for an exclusive research retreat in New York City. The research retreat has been part of BCRF’s annual October events since the early 2000’s spurred by Scientific Director, Dr.

Soon after Arnaldo Silva discovered the suspicious lump on his chest was breast cancer, he also learned he was a BRCA2 mutation carrier. He was devastated and shocked but hopeful it could help his two children understand their cancer risk. It did more than that.


“One of the most important aspects of oncology is ensuring patients have the best quality of life possible” - Dr. Patricia Ganz, BCRF investigator since 2001 and member, BCRF Scientific Advisory Board

Tennis has always played an outsized role in Phyllis Dubinsky’s life – but perhaps never bigger than the part it played in helping her recovery from breast cancer.

Claire Di Cenzo remembers the unfortunate milestone vividly. It was June 2, 2014 at 10:30 p.m. That’s when her doctor called to inform her the lump she found on her breast was malignant. She was 29 years old.

Fashion stylist and consultant, Ann Caruso has gained recognition in the fashion industry for her refined and classic sensibilities, as well as the iconic images she creates in collaboration with some of the world’s most esteemed artists.  As a stylist to some of the most fashionable faces, Ann C

Electra Paskett is no stranger to breast cancer. As a behavioral epidemiologist at the Ohio State University and Play for P.I.N.K. award recipient, she studies how best to engage women in reducing the risk of developing or dying from breast cancer.

BCRF’s Dr. Patricia Ganz is a pioneer in the assessment of quality of life in cancer patients.

While the holidays are a time to celebrate with family and friends, the season can quickly go from joyful to stressful for women and men with breast cancer.