The Voice of Canadians With Breast Cancer


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2019 Project LEAD Institute

Applications are now open for the 2019 Project LEAD Institute hosted by the National Breast Cancer Coalition.

The Project LEAD Institute is a 6-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.


Sunday, July 14, 2019 – Friday, July 19, 2019


La Jolla, California


Applicants must be:

  • Members of NBCC
  • Currently involved in the activities of a breast cancer organization
  • Interested in learning about 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

For more information about the application process and the Project LEAD experience click here. Application deadline is April 19th.



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