Catching up with five BCRF researchers who have benefited from funds raised by Delta Employees and our millions of Customers world-wide.
Dr. Sofia D. Merajver
“Metastasis affects millions of us worldwide, so it is extremely important to know which cells will spread, and that coupled with our ability to know every gene in every tumor will eliminate metastasis one patient at a time.”
Dr. Sofia Merajver has been a BCRF grantee since 2004. In her lab at the University of Michigan, Dr. Merajver is working with a diverse team of researchers to identify therapies which impede the movement of breast cancer cells, which spread through a process called metastasis. Learn About Her Approach
Dr. Hedvig Hricak
At the Department of Radiology at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Dr. Hedvig Hricak and her colleagues run a renowned clinical research training program in breast imaging. Their work seeks to foster international collaborations that will improve patient care and outcomes the world over. The program trains radiologists from across the globe in breast imaging interpretation and clinical research methodology. Dr. Hricak has been a BCRF grantee since 2004. See Her Worldwide Outreach
Dr. Rosette Liderau
As one of BCRF’s many international researchers, Dr. Rosette Lidereau conducts her work studying the causes of breast cancer metastasis at the Institut Curie in Paris. Dr. Lidereau has been a BCRF grantee since 2007. Her research has provided a greater understanding of the processes behind the spread of breast cancer cells to other parts of the body, and seeks to identify therapeutic methods to both prevent metastasis and treat aggressive forms of breast cancer. Learn About Her Contribution
Inspiring stories of strength, endurance and triumph in the face of breast cancer.
“When I'm serving pink lemonade, I'm getting a whole lot more out of our campaign than promoting awareness and raising funds for breast cancer research. I feel like I'm continuing her battle and celebrating the beautiful life of my little sister…” Read Renee's Story
“My dad was diagnosed with breast cancer six years ago when he was 75 . . . It is my simple hope to shed some light on the fact that men do die from breast cancer, and early detection is critical." Read John's Story
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Sherry Williams Fortier
“My doctor advised that since I had relapsed three times, it would be best to continue my treatment indefinitely to avoid further relapses, which would not be pretty. To this day I continue on chemotherapy once every three weeks." Read Olinka's Story
Angela E. Watson
“I needed to tell my daughters that mama had breast cancer and that they would need to understand what was about to happen (i.e., hair loss, change in weight and appearance, the removal of my right breast and chemotherapy treatments)." Read Angela's Story