Publications about GBCA
The following articles have been published about GBCA:
by Karen Teber
WASHINGTON (August 17, 2018) — At Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, a group of breast cancer advocates says they’ve created a model for developing productive, successful and sustainable collaborations between advocates and scientists in cancer research. They describe their efforts in an article published online August 17 in the journal Cancer Research.
The Georgetown Breast Cancer Advocates (GBCA), a volunteer group supporting and promoting cancer research at Georgetown University, was formed in 2011. The group has been partly supported through Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center’s cancer center support grant from the National Cancer Institute (1P30-CA-51008), as well as generous gifts from the Nina Hyde Breast Cancer Research Fund and Women and Wine at Georgetown Lombardi.
(January 4, 2019) — Soon after Hillary Stires, PhD, came to Georgetown Lombardi as a postdoctoral fellow, she started a grant application and asked for feedback from the Georgetown Breast Cancer Advocates (GBCA), a volunteer group of breast cancer survivors dedicated to supporting and promoting breast cancer research.
Her experience was transformative. After Stires presented her plan to the group, one of the advocates worked with her to strengthen her application and went to an international conference with her. Another advocate encouraged her to connect with the community of breast cancer researchers and patients on social media. When Stires’ best friend was diagnosed with breast cancer, the advocates shared their experiences and offered advice.