The National Alliance of Breast Cancer Organizations, better known as NABCO is to relaunch its website at www.nabco.org on January 31, 2002. The new site will provide enriched and updated content and services. NABCO announced plans for its expanded site, featuring The NABCO Recurrence Project, during National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October.
The NABCO Recurrence Project was created for those learning about or living with recurrent and advanced breast cancer, their family, friends, caregivers and health care professionals. This educational resource is supported by Novartis, who are principal sponsors of the site.
In one of the first online areas to focus on the topic, NABCO will offer research updates, sources for expert care and support, practical resources and facts about detection and treatment.
Breast cancer remains many women’s greatest fear. Although research progress is encouraging, we cannot yet offer certain prevention of this disease, or guarantee its cure, commented Amy Langer, NABCO’s executive director, in a media statement. The NABCO Recurrence Project fills a crucial need for balanced information, guidance and empowerment about a topic too frequently avoided.
The NABCO Recurrence Project will be accessible on the Internet in an interactive mode that seeks the involvement of the breast cancer community, the organization said. As part of the first Phase of NABCO’s multi-phase site relaunch, patients, family and caregivers will be encouraged by NABCO to offer assessments and feedback, and to submit their experiences and reflections on living with recurrent and advanced disease. Excerpts from everyday patients will feature in the NABCO Recurrence Project, but will remain anonymous.