National Breast Cancer Coalition

Project LEAD Institute 2018

Date: Sunday, July 22, 2018- Friday, July 27, 2018

La Jolla, California

The Project LEAD® Institute is a six-day intensive science course designed for the lay public to train breast cancer advocates. The course covers the basics of cancer biology, genetics, epidemiology, research design and advocacy, and provides a foundation of scientific knowledge upon which participants can strengthen and empower themselves as activists. Taught by renowned research faculty, this is a unique opportunity for those interested in learning more about working as an NBCC research advocate.

Applicants must be members of NBCC who are:

  • Currently involved in the activities of a breast cancer organization
  • Interested in learning the scientific language and concepts of breast cancer to share with their community
  • Motivated to take a seat at the tables where important breast cancer decisions are made
  • Dedicated to supporting Breast Cancer Deadline 2020

Tuition is free to NBCC members who are accepted to the course, and includes all workshop materials and meals. Applicants can also apply for need-based scholarships to assist with lodging and travel expenses. Accepted participants must attend the entire course and have access to a laptop or tablet.

Applicants must also submit two letters of recommendation to Letters must be submitted on this template. Applications wil not be considered complete until all pieces are recieved. 

Application Deadline: April 18, 2018
Notification of Acceptance: June 1, 2018

Applications are now closed.

Questions? Please email

Interested in becoming a 2018 Sponsor? Download the Sponsorship Opportunities form to learn more!