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Inspired by the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s renowned Project LEAD, Wisconsin Breast Cancer Research and Advocacy BOOT CAMP is a collaborative effort of community leaders, advocates and organizations and is presented as a service to local communities in our state.

This full day training program is open to everyone interested in learning the science of breast cancer on an introductory level. Participants who complete this program will better understand breast cancer research and issues in the media and scientific presentations at local and national conferences. Graduates of this training program will become better informed science advocates on the state and national levels and learn about the important role we can all play in the political arena where breast cancer issues and funding for research are at stake. In addition, students will learn about resources and opportunities available locally and nationally.

Saturday, May 30, 2015
8:00AM-3:30PM followed by networking reception

Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd, Milwaukee, WI

Directions to MCW can be found here, construction information here, and  a MCW campus map here. The meeting will be held in the “Health Research Center” building in MCW, in rooms H1210/1230/1250. Please enter MCW’s north entrance, which is on the side of the main MCW building. The main MCW entrance (the one with the revolving doors) will be locked. If security asks, say you are here for the Breast Cancer Boot Camp. When you enter the building through the north entrance, keep going across the lobby to the far hallway. Signs should direct you toward H1210/1230/1250.

Visitor parking is available in the lot across from MCW on 87th street; please see the campus map. Call in at the visitor’s gate intercom and mention the Breast Cancer Boot Camp.

Who Should Apply
Survivors, allied health professionals, educators, business professionals and the media, highly motivated high school and college students and all interested members of the general public. Learn more about expectations for participants.

 Tuition is free!

This one day training program will include the following topics and more:

  • Biological and molecular concepts that explain how breast cancer works and the mechanisms of metastasis
  • The role of genes and proteins in cancer, mutations that can occur and their consequences
  • Basic concepts of epidemiology; how data is gathered, the role of epidemiological studies in evaluating and determining causes of disease and risk factors associated with breast cancer
  • Basic concepts in immunology: how the body naturally fights disease & develops immunity against recurrence of disease
  • Most important features of clinical trials, why they are critical and the role of advocates in planning, implementing and monitoring them
  • Important role advocates play in the breast cancer research and advocacy arenas

Please note: CEU credits are not available for this program.

Wisconsin Breast Cancer Research and Advocacy BOOT CAMP is a project of Wisconsin Breast Cancer Symposium: Innovation and Action to End Breast Cancer