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News / Press Releases

January 2019
21st Annual Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington Regional Breast Cancer Issues Conference Welcomes Dawn Hershman, MD as Keynote Speaker

November 2018
November-December Newsletter

October 2018
2017-2018 Annual Report
Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington Announces Big Changes!

September 2018
Susan G. Komen Oregon and SW Washington Announces $830,000 Investment in New Research to Find Solutions for Aggressive and Metastatic Breast Cancers
Komen Brings Mobile Mammography Van to North Portland
10,000 pink-clad cancer fighters brave pouring rain for Race for the Cure (photos)
2018 Race for the Cure set to bring thousands to Portland on Sunday
Race for the Cure 2018: Portland run aims to push breast cancer toward finish line
Race for the Cure 2018: Calendar of Portland-area events
Race for the Cure Is This Weekend!
Komen Host 3rd Annual Breast Cancer Forum – discuss ways to improve health along the breast cancer journey

August 2018
African American Initiative Interview with Straighttalktv

July 2018
What’s Coming To Race for the Cure
Komen Brings Data Collection in Anticipation of Forming Initiative to Address Breast Cancer Disparities in African American Women
An Olympic Rower, The Mayor of Vancouver, A Day of Fun at Vancouver Lake for the 25th Annual Row for the Cure
25th Annual Row for the Cure Date Changed Due to Toxic Algae Bloom in Vancouver Lake
Komen Oregon and SW Washington Announces 2018-2019 Community Partners to Further Its Mission and Bold Goal
Susan G. Komen-Funded Research Reveals How Obesity Impacts Breast Cancer Treatment and Patient Outcomes

June 2018
Susan G. Komen Welcomes New Leaders to Board of Directors

May 2018
May-June Newsletter

March 2018
March-April Newsletter

January 2018
January-February Newsletter
Oregon Screen Settlement

November 2017
20th Annual Breast Cancer Issues Conference
November-December Newsletter

October 2017
Metastatic Breast Cancer Awareness Day
Susan G. Komen Announces New CEO

September 2017
September-October Newsletter
2016-2017 Annual Report
Race for the Cure 2017:  Worship in pink reaches people in the pews

Dogs will join Race for the Cure 2017 in Portland
Portland Race for the Cure Sunday
Mobile Mammography Van Comes to Health Fair, Oct. 7
Worship in Pink Promotes Early Detection
$31 Million in 2017 Funding for 98 New Breast Cancer Research Grants

July 2017
July-August Newsletter

June 2017
Susan G. Komen Praises Congressional Action to Increase Medical Research Funding
Portland Race for the Cure Registration Is Open
2017-2018 Partners

May 2017
May-June Newsletter

March 2017
March-April Newsletter
Breast cancer survivors and their supporters race in Eugene for health, resolve, unity

February 2017
Breast Cancer Conference Simulcast Being Held in Springfield

January 2017
January-February Newsletter

November 2016
November-December Newsletter

October 2016
Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Komen Oregon & SW Washington announces its first Breast Cancer Forum Scheduled for October 22, 2016
Breast Cancer Death Rates Are Down, But Racial Disparities Persist

10th Annual Girlfriends Run for a Cure
Gabrielle Union Cover Story
Gov. Kate Brown Breast Cancer Awareness Month 2016

September 2016
Portland Police Bureau Going Pink in October to Support Breast Cancer Awareness Month
Susan G. Komen Funded Research Shows Promise in Slowing, Stopping Metastatic Breast Cancer
Oregon Research Report
Area Churches Pull Together to Fight Breast Cancer with Worship in Pink Activities
Portland’s 25th Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Kicks Off The Next Bold Goal
Susan G. Komen Announces $27 Million Health Equity Initiative to Reduce Breast Cancer Deaths in African-American Community
Race for the Cure survivor gives back for 24 years
Genetic Testing to Measure Your Risk
2016 Race for the Cure: 25 years on, Komen keeps working to raise breast cancer awareness
Susan G. Komen Public Panel with Audience Q&A
Innovative Breast Cancer Issues Conference Secures David B. Page, MD as Keynote Speaker for 2017

August 2016
2015-2016 Annual Report
La importancia de la mamografía
La Iniciativa Latina
40,000 people die each year of Breast Cancer. Still.

Gene Tests Identify Breast Cancer Patients Who Can Skip Chemotherapy, Study Says

July 2016
Public Panel Offered on “Confronting the Confusion: How to Think About Breast Cancer Screening” August 6, 2016
Women ‘Row for the Cure’ at Vancouver Lake
‘Weekend on the Water’ Turns the Willamette Pink

June 2016
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Organization Praises Congressional Action that Preserves Cancer Research Dollars
Important Screenings: Komen reaches out for breast health

May 2016
Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Organization Praises Congressional Action that Preserves Cancer Research Dollars
Spirit Mountain Community Fund Awards Komen Oregon and SW Washington a $41,500 Grant for Treatment Access
For Northwest Family Services’ Latino clients, health becomes a family affair
Row for Breast Cancer Research

April 2016
Breast Cancer Survivor to Walk 1,000 Mile to Congress
30th International Association for Breast Cancer Research Conference
Breast Cancer Advocates Call on Congress to Maintain Commitment to Research Funding, Breast Health Care and Treatment Access
Komen Oregon & SW Washington To Launch New “Weekend on the Water” Event for Portland and Vancouver
Poder Y Vida Latina Initiative saving lives
Study:Latina Women More Likely To Get Screened For Cancer After Home Visit

March 2016
Komen Breast Cancer Issues Conference: Experts present topics for breast cancer survivors and those at risk

February 2016
HPV Vaccinations Now Recommended for Preteen Boys and Girls

January 2016
Students start Twitter campaign to get teacher fighting cancer on The Ellen DeGeneres Show
Breast Cancer Issues Conference Scheduled for March 5, 2016
Girl, 17, and her mother are both diagnosed with cancer at the same time
What Life Is Really Like After Breast Cancer: Joan Lunden Gets Personal
The Cancer Moonshot: Read, Willing, and Able

December 2015
Congress Passes Speier’s Bipartisan, Bicameral, Budget-Neutral Breast Cancer Research Stamp Reauthorization Bill

November 2015
Portlander fills in gaps on Hispanic breast cancer risk
Genetic Variant Protects Some Latina Women from Breast Cancer

October 2015
Artist Jerry Venditti to Attend Lawrence Gallery Reception
Why the Annual Mammogram Matters
What The ACS Guidelines Got Wrong About Breast Cancer Screening
New mammogram guidelines not ‘one size fits all’
Komen Oregon & SW Washington Appoints Cindy Fletcher as Director of Programs
Susan G. Komen: Women should have access to, coverage for, mammography
Komen Shifts Landscape Not Focus of Eugene Event
Worship in Pink
Eugene Mayor Kitty Piercy and Springfield Mayor Christine Lundberg To Kickoff Komen’s Eugene Race for the Cure Sunday

September 2015
Thousands Race for Those They Love at Susan G. Komen’s Portland Race for the Cure
Oregon Researchers Receive $450,000 in Research Funding
Artist Pays Homage to Breast Cancer Survivors

August 2015
Oregon Breast Cancer Numbers Alarming

July 2015
Susan G. Komen Teams up with Les Schwab to Host Local Breast Health Rallies
KOIN 6 and Susan G. Komen Partner to Address Enormity of Breast Cancer in Oregon and Southwest Washington
Lesser-known Signs of Breast Cancer Women Should Watch out For
Man Who Survivors Breast Cancer Warns Men of Danger
Innovative Breast Cancer Issues Conference Secures Annie Parker as Keynote Speaker for 2016

June 2015
Advocacy for Palliative Care to the Joint Ways and Means Healthcare Subcommittee
KUNP Univision Su Salud SGK Survivor Advice

May 2015
KUNP Univision Su Salud – SGK – Nutrition 2
Which Cancer Screenings Do You Need? Doctors Weigh In On 5 Most Important
Study Suggests Dense Breast Tissue Isn’t Always a High Cancer Risk
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Screening for Breast Cancer Draft Recommendations
Rita Wilson Talks About Cancer Surgery and Returning to Broadway
History of breastfeeding can improve breast cancer prognosis, study says
Registration opens for Susan G. Komen’s Race for the Cure, Presented by Les Schwab and Tektronix, Sunday, September 20, 2015

April 2015
Breast Cancer Overtreatment costs an Estimated $4 Billion A Year
Why Survival Rate is Not the Best Way to Judge Cancer Spending
Susan G. Komen Hails Discovery of New Breast Cancer Susceptibility Gene
Mammogram Proposal Threatens to Reignite Screening Battle

March 2015
Oregon Community Foundation Grants $120,000 to Susan G. Komen’s Poder y Vida Initiative
Komen Oregon Announces Annual Community Grant Recipients
Andrew Asato named Komen Oregon CEO

October 2014
Accepting Corporate Donations

September 2014
Susan G. Komen Invests in the Future of Breast Cancer Research
The Portland Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure Event Races Towards their Fundraising Goal of $2.5 Million

August 2014
A Promise Renewed: Komen in Our Next Decade
2013-2014 Annual Report

July 2014
Wells Fargo commits $90,000 to Bring Susan G. Komen’s Poder y Vida Initiative to Rockwood-Gresham

May 2014
Kaiser Permanente joins Komen’s Growing Latina Initiative
Susan G. Komen and Walgreens Announce Funding for Breast Cancer Treatment, Education and Support Services

April 2014
Komen Kicks Off 2014 Race for the Cure
Welcome our Director of Programs Margaret Allee

March 2014
OHSU Knight Cancer Institute Names Research Lab for Susan G. Komen

Komen’s Advocacy Results in $1 Million for Oregon’s Breast and Cervical Cancer Program

January 2014

Providence Cancer Center Names Research Lab for Susan G. Komen
Komen’s Latina Initiative Strengthened by Recent Grants and Media Partners