At YSC, we are dedicated to achieving longer, fuller lives for young women facing breast cancer—particularly through our work in research advocacy. YSC’s Research Agenda, developed by YSC and our Medical Advisory Board (MAB), helps guide those crucial efforts.
The agenda outlines broad research areas and specific topics that we see as critical to advancing research on breast cancer in young women.
An Agenda Backed by Science
We created YSC’s research agenda in 2004, the culmination of three years of work. At a 2001 medical symposium, YSC assembled seven leading doctors who were experts in different areas of care, research and treatment of breast cancer in young women. Each specialist updated us on current research, the existing research gaps and how YSC could help close those gaps. YSC's MAB reviewed a white paper created from this exercise and then ranked and prioritized the areas most important to young women affected by breast cancer.
You can see our original white paper for a detailed explanation of each category and priority research area. We have also presented our methods for making this agenda at many national and international conferences and symposia through our research agenda development poster.