19th Annual Benefit Luncheon and Fashion Show!

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Breast Cancer Alliance and Mitchells/Richards,

and co-chairs Lisa Fischer and Jieun Wax invite you to:

BRANCHING OUT,  COMING TOGETHER,  ASPIRING TO A CURE

Thursday, November 6, 2014  – Hyatt Regency Greenwich

Fashion Show Host: Brunello Cucinelli

Keynote Speaker: Mike Greenberg, ESPN Sportscaster and Author

Event invitations are in the mail, but now you can register online: http://weblink.donorperfect.com/2014benefit

To begin bidding on our fabulous silent auction, go to:

http://breastcanceralliance.tofinoauctions.com/benefit2014

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Site Visits

Each year, in accordance with our commitment to due diligence, we visit each of the institutions to whom we provide a grant allocation.

The remaining dates for this year’s visits are listed below.  If you would like to attend one of these visits, or receive more information about timing and content, please contact Crystal Stoute, Executive Assistant, at crystal@breastcanceralliance.org.

October 23:

Stamford Hospital

November 13:

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Constantine S. Mitsiades:  Dr. Mitsiades has previously observed that “accessory” non-metastatic cells aid metastatic cells in their resistance to chemotherapy.  The present study is examining the mechanisms by which these accessory cells may work in aiding estrogen-receptor mutated tumor cells in becoming resistant to anti-estrogen therapies, in the context of bone metastases, the most common, but infrequently studied, of breast cancer metastatic sites.

Kornelia (Nelly) Polyak:  Based on prior observations of metabolic differences between tumor cells and normal cells, Dr. Polyak’s study is looking at the role that metabolic changes induced by stromal (normal) cells play in the development of tumor cells’ therapeutic resistance, with an aim to identify possible metabolic pathways as therapeutic targets.

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