December 19, 2018

Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation Celebrates 10th Anniversary, Monday

Priscilla Brastrianos, MD

Priscilla Brastrianos, MD

AREAWIDE – In 2006, two friends, Norma Logan and Sandy Maniscalco, launched a nonprofit, the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation (TBBCF), dedicated to finding a cure for breast cancer. In 10 years, it has raised $3.4 million and funded 34 research scientists, many of whom are doing groundbreaking work in their fields.

To celebrate these achievements, the foundation is having a “birthday party” on Monday, March 28, at 5:30 p.m., at the Crozier-Williams Center at Connecticut College.

The keynote speaker is Priscilla Brastianos, MD, who received a TBBCF research grant in 2012. She is director of the Central Nervous System Metastasis Program, Mass. General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. She also been named one of eight 2015 “NextGen Stars” by the American Association for Cancer Research.

The work of Dr. Brastianos has been reported as the first successful use of a targeted therapy drug to treat a patient with a debilitating, recurrent brain tumor as a result of breast cancer metastasis. Dr. Brastianos will speak about her research and how important TBBCF research dollars are to young researchers like herself.

The vision of the Terri Brodeur Breast Cancer Foundation is to realize effective treatment options to eradicate all types of breast cancer. The foundation’s core value is that 100 percent of funds raised goes directly to breast cancer research. Administrative costs are either sponsor supported or volunteer provided.

Meet Dr. Brastianos and the TBBCF leadership and enjoy light refreshments and a slice of 10th anniversary birthday cake on March 28. Connecticut College is at 270 Mohegan Ave., New London. For more information,  www.tbbcf.org  or call 860-437-1400.

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