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Fran Visco

Ms. Visco is a 25-year survivor of Breast Cancer and has been very active in advocacy. She is President of the National Breast Cancer Coalition (NBCC), an advocacy coalition of more than 600 organizations and tens of thousands of individual members. Ms. Visco previously
served on the President’s Cancer Panel Special Commission on Breast Cancer and has been twice named one of the 40 most influential people in the Pharmaceutical Industry by World Pharmaceutical Frontiers Magazine.


She lectures nationally and internationally on the politics of breast cancer and women’s health advocacy issues. She also offers scientific and governmental policy presentations to research, governmental and scientific entities.

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Helen Matthew

Helen Matthews has been involved in patient advocacy since her breast cancer diagnosis and treatment in 2017. She is research and science advisor for the breast cancer patient advocacy group, Met-UP UK.


A scientist herself, Helen is passionate about improving communication between patients and scientists, particularly in basic research. metastatic breast cancer advocacy group, METUP UK (

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