The European Association for Cancer Research (EACR)
Komen Founder and CEO Nancy G. Brinker addressed The European Association for Cancer Research over the weekend, telling the world’s most influential cancer researchers that collaboration and new ideas are essential to beginning to stem a growing global cancer pandemic. Breast cancer is the most widely diagnosed cancer in women worldwide. The biggest impacts are already being felt in developing nations with the fewest resources: more than 60% of cancer deaths occur in the developing world, yet only 5% of world cancer resources are dedicated there. Nancy cited Komen collaborations with governments, non-governmental organizations and “in-country” health advocates as a step toward addressing the issue, and encouraged more collaborations to address the pandemic. Read the full press release and check out some pictures in the slideshow below!
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Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became Susan G. Komen for the Cure and launched the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures. Thanks to events like the Komen Race for the Cure®, we have invested more than $1.9 billion to fulfill our promise, becoming the largest source of nonprofit funds dedicated to the fight against breast cancer in the world.