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What if we could provide a targeted, non-invasive treatment for breast cancer?

Sounds incredible, right?

I’m participating in the Race To Beat Women’s Cancers 5K, which supports women’s cancer research and patient care at Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation, to help support research to find better treatments and reach a day when cures are possible.

Please consider making a donation to join this effort to fund research.

It is estimated that more than 927,000 women will be diagnosed with cancer in 2021. More than 281,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. These numbers are staggering.

Add to these numbers are the women who are going through treatment or have ended treatment and are still dealing with the effects or surgeries related to having been diagnosed with cancer.

Researchers in Pittsburgh are making tremendous strides in the detection, treatment and prevention of women’s cancers — including breakthrough therapies for breast, ovarian and cervical cancers that are in large-scale clinical trials right now.

Research is changing the way breast cancer is treated.

And, with your support, the research at the Magee-Womens Research Institute & Foundation can go further.

By focusing on women’s health, the health of all people here in Pittsburgh and around the world can be improved.

What are Magee scientists doing right now?

  • Uncovering new prevention and treatment approaches in more than 20 clinical trials.
  • Working to solve for treatment resistance in the most common form of breast cancer.
  • Examining the vulnerabilities in triple negative breast cancer to find a more effective cure for this aggressive disease.

For more than two decades, Magee-Womens has dedicated clinical research studies and clinical trials to improving the health care of people everywhere — with research done right here in Pittsburgh.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime.

Magee-Womens Research Institute collaborates with the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center to help reduce the incidence of and death from women’s cancers by supporting research aimed at translating novel discoveries into improved patient care.

This great work can continue to impact lives here in Western Pennsylvania and around the world — with your support.

Thank you for taking the time to read this and for supporting the important research and patient care at Magee-Womens.

More than pink!

I’ve joined WTAE’s team for Susan G. Komen’s Pittsburgh virtual event — because breast cancer doesn’t stop when the world slows down.

Patient services, advocacy and research are so important right now. Help support those needs by donating.

Tap/click this link to donate.

COVID-19 has impacted the lives of so many us.

The virus has also impacted the health and safety of breast cancer patients, their families and people who have delayed or put off chemotherapy, mammograms and other important medical care.

Patient services, advocacy and research are so important right now — as we navigate our way through life with the coronavirus.

Now, more than ever, organizations such as Susan G. Komen need our support to continue researching better treatments, researching more advanced early detection and supporting patient programs. (tap “read more”)

Komen funds programs such as Komen’s Breast Care Helpline, Clinical Trial Information Helpline, Treatment Assistance Program and other direct patient support services — all of which need our support.

I want to make an impact in the fight against breast cancer. Together, with your support, we can fuel the best science, the boldest community and the biggest impact in the fight against breast cancer.