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Triple-Negative Breast Cancer: How Can Outcomes Be Improved?

By Edith Mitchell, M.D., FACP, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Medical Oncology, Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC) describes cancers that lack any or much of the three most common types of receptors known to fuel the…

In Memory of Karen Walker

Komen Philadelphia CEO draws on the inspiration of those who fought with valor to empower the breast cancer movement. I dedicate this blog with love to the memory of Officer Karen Walker. All of you have experienced Karen at least once, as…

Elizabeth de Armas Reflects on her Internship

Elizabeth de Armas is a student at Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson School of Population Health. She interned with Komen Philadelphia for the winter/spring term 2015.  When I decided to pursue a clerkship at Susan G. Komen Philadelphia, I knew it…

I’ve Just Been Diagnosed. Now What?

  HOW TO SURVIVE BREAST CANCER Richard J. Bleicher, MD, FACS, Fox Chase Cancer Center/Temple Health offers anyone facing a breast cancer diagnosis powerful guidance for obtaining the best possible care. You’ve either had this happen, or know someone who has:…

Young Survivor Brings Power to Women as a Pink Warrior

Diagnosed at age 34, Davina Walters channels her breast cancer experience every day to empower others and support Komen Philadelphia. I’m strong… I’m powerful… I’m fearless… I am  Davina Diamond Pink Warrior. I wear my pink ribbon proudly because I…

Board President Embraces The Spirit of MLK

On behalf of Susan G. Komen Philadelphia, I invite you to join us in celebrating the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on January 19. As Dr. King once said: “Life’s most persistent and urgent question is: What…

High School Student Uses Poetry to Fuel the Fight

Lankenau High School student, Rydere Belle, shares his original poem to fuel the fight against breast cancer and honor the memory of his good friend’s mother who lost her battle with the disease Cancer comes in many ways lets try…

Esperanza Offers Hope for Young Latina Advocates

Two college students of “Esperanza: Hope for Generations” share the power of knowledge. My Experience with Susan G. Komen – Gloriaclaudina C. Torres Are you actually aware of breast cancer? I thought I was until I attended the Susan G….

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