Nominations Sought for Breast Cancer Awards

Albany, N.Y. (October 10, 2007) - Nominations for the 2007 New York State Innovation in Breast Cancer Research and Education Awards are being sought by the New York State Breast and Cervical Cancer Detection and Advisory Council.

The awards, given since 1997, are for health professionals, consumers and non-profit organizations in recognition of their outstanding contributions in fighting breast cancer in New York.

Nominees must have demonstrated some or all of the following to be considered:

  • Long-term commitment to breast cancer research and/or education
  • Innovation and creativity in their efforts
  • Significant impact on the lives of New York State residents
  • Ability to collaborate with others in the community
  • Service to underserved populations

The 21-member advisory council was established in 1998 as part of the law creating the Breast Cancer Detection and Education Program to promote screening and detection of breast cancer among unserved or underserved populations.

Previous winners have included:

  • A health professional who helped double the number of women screened for breast cancer by a mobile mammography program.
  • A non-profit organization dedicated to addressing the unique concerns of young women facing breast cancer.
  • A male health professional who developed breast cancer and went "public" with his diagnosis who has heard, and continues to hear, from dozens of other men affected by breast cancer from around the country. He works for an organization that provides breast cancer support and education to both men and women.

Nominations must be received electronically by Oct. 10. Send nominations to Dave Render, Cancer Services Program, New York State Department of Health at dxr06@health.state.ny.us . For more information, call 518-474-1222.

  • New York State Innovation in Breast Cancer Research and Education Awards - 2007 - Call for Nominations)
  • New York State Innovation in Breast Cancer Research and Education Awards - 2007 - Nomination Form