Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Road
Milwaukee, WI. from 8:00AM-4:00PM
Complimentary parking will be available onsite

This full day interactive 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.

Presentations will include basic biological concepts of breast cancer, genetics and genomics, tumor microenvironment, disparities and population research, NBCC’s Project Lead for advocates from a recent graduate, how to become a science advocate and what is involved, how to get involved with advancing breast cancer research, access and influence, and much more. Check our website for updates.

Graduates of this program will be able to better explain this information to their patients, colleagues, friends and family and members of their organization or network. Lectures will be presented by the Medical College of Wisconsin faculty and advocate leaders in the science and public policy arenas on the state and national levels.

Who Should Apply: Survivors, allied health care and business professionals, those involved in the legal profession, educators, high school and university students, members of the general public and the media. Learn more about expectations for participants.

COST: Tuition is free and includes materials, continental breakfast and lunch. Space is limited.

Graduates of Boot Camp 2016 will receive a certificate following the program.  CEU credits will not be available.


Application Deadline is September 2, 2016. Please note: Enrollment is limited.

Notification of Acceptance: September 9, 2016

Wisconsin Breast Cancer Research and Advocacy BOOT CAMP 2016 is a collaborative effort of the Medical College of Wisconsin Cancer Center and the Wisconsin Breast Cancer Coalition and is presented as a service to local communities in our state.