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NATIONAL BREAST CANCER COALITION is headquartered in WASHINGTON, DC, and is a 501(c)(4) organization. EIN: 23-2693372.  Donations may or may not be tax-deductible. It is classified by the IRS as a Civic League. The IRS ruling year for tax exemption was 1993.

(Source: IRS Business Master File and Form 990)

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What is your organization aiming to accomplish?

The National Breast Cancer Coalition has been transforming the breast cancer landscape and working to fulfill its mission to end breast cancer, since its inception. Our goals are to make certain scientists have sufficient funding for meaningful and transparent research that will save lives, that all individuals have access to the health care they need, and that trained and educated advocates influence all decisions that affect breast cancer.

What are your strategies for making this happen?

Breast cancer is a political issue. The federal government is the largest funder of biomedical research. Laws regulate and support access to care and health care systems. Third party payors are subject to state and federal regulations. In fact, every aspect of breast cancer is touched by public policy. It is key that those who influence that policy are educated and trained and have no agenda other than to save lives, and to end breast cancer. To ensure this, NBCC informs, trains and directs patients and others in effective advocacy efforts. Nationwide, the women and men we have trained are shaping breast cancer public policy by participating in legislative, scientific and regulatory decisions; promoting critical analysis of breast cancer information and media coverage; and actively working to change all systems that impact our mission to end breast cancer.

What are your organization's capabilities for doing this?

NBCC links hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals into a dynamic, diverse coalition that gives breast cancer a meaningful voice in Washington, DC and state capitals, in laboratories and health care institutions, and local communities everywhere. Our member organizations range from small support groups, to statewide and regional nonprofits to organizations with a national reach. Our unrelenting focus on our mission and our determination to make breast cancer a priority for our government and the public, allows us to annually set legislative and public policy priorities to increase federal funding for breast cancer research; monitor how research funds are spent; and expand access to quality health care for all. In addition, we utilize key education, tools and training programs we created to enable breast cancer survivors and advocates to take leadership roles in and influence all legislative decision making that affects breast cancer research, healthcare and public policy.

How will your organization know if you are making progress?

NBCC will know it is making progress when less women and men are being diagnosed with breast cancer, and less are dying from the disease. Ultimately our success will be when we end breast cancer.

What have and haven't you accomplished so far?

NBCC’s public policy efforts brought about the development of an unprecedented multi-million dollar breast cancer research project within the Department of Defense. The program has generated more than 3.6 billion dollars for breast cancer research since 1991 and ensures consumer advocates participate annually in peer review of DOD Breast Cancer Research Program proposals. We have increased breast cancer research funding for the National Institute of Health by 50%. We designed and influenced the passage of several federal and state laws that expanded access to health care for under-insured women, ensured educated consumers are represented in decision making, and created a prescription drug benefit. We also accelerated progress in new treatment paradigms through our clinical trials project. NBCC designed and convenes an educational annual Advocate Leadership Summit, in which we have educated tens of thousands of advocates, leaders and the public about evidence-based decision making in breast cancer science and policy. We are currently working to waive all waiting periods for Medicare eligibility and Social Security Disability eligibility for individuals with metastatic breast cancer and to preserve the Medicaid Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment program. In addition, we host lobby days on Capitol Hill to ensure current priorities are completed and previously passed legislation remain intact.


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