Policy is determined by those who are elected to office.
Election results are determined by those who vote.



The National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC) is a powerful voice, speaking for women and men across the country, demanding an end to breast cancer. Founded in 1991, NBCC’s mission is to end breast cancer through the power of action and advocacy. NBCC links hundreds of organizations and tens of thousands of individuals from across the country into a dynamic, diverse coalition that gives breast cancer a meaningful voice in Washington, DC and state capitals, in laboratories and health care institutions, and in local communities everywhere. NBCC recognizes that breast cancer is a political issue and that elected and appointed policy makers must be held to a high standard and a focus on ending breast cancer.


BREAST CANCER IS STILL AN EPIDEMIC. There are more than 3.1 million women and thousands of men living with breast cancer in the United States. In 2018, approximately 330,080 new cases of breast cancer will be diagnosed in women, 266,120 invasive and 63,960 in situ and 2,550 new cases in men. An estimated 40,920 women and 480 men will die. We still do not know what causes breast cancer, how to prevent it, or how to stop it from metastasizing or cure it once it does.

Breast cancer is a political issue that remains an urgent health crisis.

Each election cycle, NBCC has conducted a campaign to educate the candidates about the meaningful public policy approaches necessary to end breast cancer. For the 2018 elections, NBCC will ask every candidate to endorse our public policy platform and explain what actions they will take on related public policy priorities. NBCC advocates intend to hold them to their promises and are once again ready to push for the initiatives needed in order to achieve our mission of ending breast cancer.