IBC is a rare but aggression form of breast cancer. Unlike most breast cancers which are detected by a mass or a lump in the breast, inflammatory breast cancer is often identified by a breast that feels thick and heavy, or becomes red, swollen and warm.
Here are some of projects that last year's donations funded:
• Maintaining our IBC registries (we have two so far, and a third tumor banking registry is in the pipeline).
• Educating our patients and our community through our newsletters and annual patient forum.
• Providing funding to send tissue samples and facilitate research collaboration to continue the innovative laboratory investigation of IBC from various labs at DFCI and throughout the country.
• Continuing correlative (laboratory science) studies in IBC-directed clinical trials-currently multi-institutional trial for triple negative IBC and ER positive IBC, with work being done towards opening a HER2 positive study.
Thank you for supporting my participation in the Boston Marathon Jimmy Fund Walk. Together, we can conquer cancer!