By Paula Schneider, President & CEO, Susan G. Komen When you’re diagnosed with cancer, it’s not only a matter of, “Will I survive?” For countless low-income breast cancer patients, it’s a question of “Can I afford to feed my family, pay rent and save my own life—all at the same time?” In the U.S., breast […]
By Catherine Olivieri, senior vice president of human resources, Susan G. Komen “It’s a matter of trust,” as Billy Joel famously sings. Sounds simple enough, but that sentiment is also the complex root of creating a fearless work culture. Building culture and trust within an organization is year-round work. It’s not just a catchy tagline […]
What the new USPSTF draft recommendations mean, and how we can help By Victoria Wolodzko Smart, senior vice president of mission at Susan G. Komen The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recently released their updated draft recommendations for breast cancer screening, which is a meaningful step in the right direction. On behalf of all of […]
By Ed Dandridge, Chair of Susan G. Komen’s Board of Directors Maya Angelou said, “…if you’re going to live, leave a legacy. Make a mark on the world that can’t be erased.” Three years ago, I joined Susan G. Komen’s Board of Directors to support the mission of ending breast cancer in our lifetime. As […]
By Paula Schneider, President and CEO, Susan G. Komen I’m often asked about the amusing paranoia that is “imposter syndrome.” Have I experienced it? Absolutely. How can you overcome it? Through one realization: You only need to be smart enough to lead the band. For those unfamiliar, imposter syndrome strikes people at all stages of […]
Komen’s Health Equity Initiative (HEI) works to advance health equity and improve breast cancer outcomes for historically marginalized and under-resourced communities.
Cancer doesn’t know the first thing about convenience. In 2007, I was in the middle of a massive re-org as CEO of a leading fashion company when my doctor told me the news that would change my life forever.
Katie Couric shares her breast cancer diagnosis. Listen to her discuss breast cancer needs and experiences with Komen CEO Paula Schneider.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exposed the longstanding health care inequities that affect Black Communities. These inequities directly impact people with cancer.
Ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) is a non-invasive breast cancer.
Any diagnosis of breast cancer is devastating — but none more so than a diagnosis of metastatic breast cancer. Metastatic breast cancer is different than early stage breast cancer. The treatments, anxiety and fear that go along with it may never end. As hard as it may be to hear, metastatic breast cancer cannot be […]
The link between family history and breast cancer was well known even before actress Angelina Jolie revealed she had a gene mutation that greatly increased her risk of the disease. Ms. Jolie’s story has certainly pushed the issue to the headlines. It’s sparked a great deal of interest in genetic testing for breast cancer, leaving many […]