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dc.contributor.editorNunez-Eddy, Claudiaen_US
dc.creatorLienhard, Dina A.
dc.date.accessioned2017-12-12T23:21:26Z
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dc.date.created2017-12-12
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10776/13026
dc.description.abstractNancy Goodman Brinker founded the largest breast cancer organization in the US, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, during the twentieth century. In 1982, Brinker created the organization, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, in memory of her sister, who had died of breast cancer two years earlier. During the early twentieth century, breast cancer was socially stigmatized, very few people discussed the disease, and there were limited treatment options available for those diagnosed with the disease. Breast cancer is one of the most prevalent forms of cancer and it affects almost 12 percent of women worldwide. In 1983, Brinker created the Susan G. Komen Race for Cure, a fundraising and awareness event for breast cancer. The organization provides funding for research, advocacy, and programs related to breast cancer. In the early 2000s, Brinker served as the US Ambassador to Hungary and, later, as the US Chief of Protocol. In 2009, US president Barack Obama awarded her the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor. In 2017, Brinker serves as the Chair of Global Strategy at Susan G. Komen for the Cure and as the World Health Organization’s Goodwill Ambassador for Cancer Control. Brinker’s activism in the field of breast cancer raised awareness, public attention, funding, and support for women affected by breast cancer.en_US
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dc.publisherArizona State University. School of Life Sciences. Center for Biology and Society. Embryo Project Encyclopedia.en_US
dc.relation.ispartofEmbryo Project Encyclopediaen_US
dc.rightsCopyright Arizona Board of Regentsen_US
dc.subjectPeopleen_US
dc.subject.lcshSusan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundationen_US
dc.subject.lcshKomen, Susan G.en_US
dc.subject.lcshSusan G. Komen 3-Day for the Cure (Event)en_US
dc.subject.lcshBrinker, Nancyen_US
dc.subject.lcshBreast Canceren_US
dc.subject.lcshBreast--Cancer--Treatmenten_US
dc.subject.lcshBreast--Cancer--Treatment--Social aspectsen_US
dc.subject.lcshUniversity of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Centeren_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States. National Cancer Advisory Boarden_US
dc.subject.lcshUnited States. President's Cancer Panelen_US
dc.subject.lcshNational Cancer Institute (U.S.)en_US
dc.titleNancy Goodman Brinker (1946– )en_US
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dc.rights.licenseLicensed as Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 Unported (CC BY-NC-SA 3.0) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/en_US
dc.subject.embryoPeopleen_US
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dc.date.createdstandard2017-12-12en_US


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