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Education is a key component of the mission of Susan G. Komen for the Cure to bring about community change and empower women with life-saving breast health and breast cancer information and resources. A principal strategy of Komen North Jersey's education programs has been to establish multiple partnerships and collaborations between and among the National Organization, sister Affiliates, National and State public policy groups and Legislators, community-based organizations with similar missions, major cancer centers and Affiliate Grantee organizations.

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The 2009 North Jersey Affiliate Community Profile Report
has four specific goals:

  1. To complete a statistical profile of breast cancer incidence and mortality, population demographics and behavioral breast health factors for each of the nine counties and the region  (Bergen, Essex, Hudson, Morris, Passaic, Union, Somerset, Sussex, Warren);
  2. To evaluate the range and effectiveness of available services for women with breast Cancer, their families, friends and associates including programs involving the North Jersey Affiliate;
  3. To evaluate community prevention and education needs for targeted populations, Minority, uninsured and underinsured women;
  4. To formulate conclusions and recommendations for targeted initiatives for each County and the region as well as to position the organization for maximum effectiveness.

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100 Questions & Answers About Advanced and Metastatic Breast Cancer
by Lillie Shockney, RN, BS, MAS
Gary R. Shapiro, MD

EMPOWER YOURSELF! Whether you're a newly diagnosed patient, or are a friend or relative of someone suffering from advanced breast cancer, this book offers help. The only text available to provide both the doctor's and patient's views, 100 Questions & Answers About Advanced and Metastatic Breast Cancer gives you authoritative, practical answers to your questions. Written by Lillie Shockney, Administrative Director of the Johns Hopkins Avon Foundation Breast Center, Instructor in the Department of Surgery at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Medicine, and tireless breast cancer patient advocate, with "insider" commentary from actual patients, this book is an invaluable resource for anyone struggling with the medical, psychological, or emotional turmoil of this condition.

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December 9 - 13, 2009
San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium

February 26  28, 2010
The 9th Annual Conference for Young Women affected by Breast Cancer

June 4  8, 2010
ASCO (American Society of Clinical Oncology)

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