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The story of breast cancer is the story of people — and for the month of October, we are honored to share stories of compassion, determination, triumph, despair and optimism through the eyes of breast cancer survivors, the people who love them, and the people helping them every day.

These are the people we've come to know and love at Komen — people we’ve been able to help through our research, community health programs, advocacy and global work —  and the people who are trying to end this disease in laboratories around the world, and in our own neighborhoods.  

Join us here every day in October as we post a new story to  celebrate the women and men who inspire us all.


DAY 7 - October 2012


Director of the Breast Cancer Program at Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center


“What keeps us going is the realization that we are about to cure many types of breast cancer.”

Ten years ago we had limited treatment options and our tests were not very targeted. Now with the power of molecular technology we can select patients who are likely to directly benefit from the therapies while sparing those who won’t.