Publications in the public press with GBCA authors 

October 14, 2015 Updated July 2, 2020

Three years ago, I went from being a scientist and stay-at-home mom to a breast cancer patient in what seemed like a heartbeat. Chemo and a double mastectomy with reconstruction have taught me a few things that doctors never could. If I could go back three years, this is what I’d tell newly diagnosed me:

Paying for cancer treatment while keeping up with student loans can be difficult for many survivors. But, a new bill was introduced to Congress that, if passed, would defer student loans until after the person finishes active treatment.

This week, we spoke to Erin Price, a state leader for the Young Survival Coalition and board member for Critical Mass, about the H.R. 2976 bill, which she recently advocated for at Capitol Hill.

Follow this link to open the Cure webpage that has the audio presentation in a new window.


Cancer is a difficult experience for anyone to go through. But coping with the overwhelm, stress, and raw emotions that a cancer diagnosis and treatment often bring can be especially difficult when you are a young adult.

October 2017

Kesher Nashim (Outreach to Women) is a discussion and support group for women at Congregation Beth El of Montgomery County, Bethesda, Md who have been recently diagnosed with cancer and women who are cancer survivors. It is open to women with any form of cancer. The group has been meeting since it was founded about 15 years ago by congregants Marge London and Susan King, and has been coordinated for the past 10 years by Susan Winarsky.