As part of its long-standing effort to eradicate breast cancer, NBCC
will call upon the new Administration and both houses of Congress to:
-- fully support and adhere to policies, programs and research that are
patient-centered, serve the needs of individuals, and contribute to an
equitable and efficient system of health care delivery;
-- guarantee access to quality healthcare for all;
-- provide the necessary resources for innovative research, including
adequate funding for the Department of Defense Breast Cancer Research
-- preserve the Medicaid Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program
The survey, sponsored by NBCC and made public today, was fielded in August by Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates, and includes responses from 1,002 women over the age of 21 with incomes of $35,000 or more and at least a high school degree.
The Eradication of the Disease
-- Nearly 1 in 3 women surveyed increasingly feel that the focus of breast
cancer research should be on the eradication of the disease.
-- Specifically, 25 percent of those respondents age 21-24 believe that
complete eradication of breast cancer should be the focus and future
of breast cancer, compared to 13 percent of those respondents age
18-24 in 2007.
-- The study finds that twice as many women believe breast cancer will be
eradicated in their children's lifetime as opposed to their own.
-- 30 percent of those respondents age 50+ doubted that therapies or
treatments will be developed to prevent
|SOURCE National Breast Cancer Coalition|
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