National Breast Cancer Coalition

Truth #22


To end breast cancer, research must focus on understanding how to prevent the disease from developing and on how to stop the disease from spreading to other parts of the body.

NBCC advocates believe that continuing to focus on awareness and screening will not lead to ending breast cancer by 2020. To end the disease, focus must shift to the two areas we believe are not given sufficient attention and will have the most impact: learning how to prevent the disease, and learning how to prevent the spread or metastasis of the disease to other organs in the body. Both of these strategies will require innovations in the system to allow high quality scientific evaluation of new interventions in a rapid manner.