National Breast Cancer Coalition

is advocate:

Frances Visco, President, NBCC Executive Committee & Officer

Fran Visco is the first president of NBCC, and she is a member of its Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Ms. Visco is an honors graduate of St. Joseph's University and of Villanova University School of Law, where she was an editor of the Villanova Law Review and a chair of the Women's Law Caucus. Ms. Visco was a partner in a Philadelphia law firm before leaving law to focus on NBCC's work. In 1993, President Clinton appointed Ms. Visco as one of three members of the President's Cancer Panel, and she was the first consumer to chair the Integration Panel of the Department of Defense Peer-Review Breast Cancer Research Program. She co-chaired the National Action Plan on Breast Cancer and served on the National Cancer Policy Board. Ms. Visco has testified before congressional committees, has lectured throughout the United States and internationally on the politics of breast cancer and women's health advocacy issues and has been a frequent guest on national television discussing women's health. She has been a member of Institute of Medicine panels and has served on other policy committees, including the steering committees of the Breast Cancer International Research Group and the Experts Advisory Panel for the Universal Health Insurance Program at the New America Foundation. Ms. Visco is a more than 20-year breast cancer survivor. She and her husband are residents of Philadelphia and the parents of a 24-year-old son.