Susan G. Komen has a rich history of more than 30 years in public policy and advocacy. In order to achieve our mission we believe that scientific progress must be complemented by sound public policy and advocacy. Through government action, broad, systemic, lasting change can be made in the fight against breast cancer. This means that Komen—as a patient advocacy organization with first-hand knowledge of how breast cancer touches local communities—must engage policymakers and government as partners in our efforts to end breast cancer forever.

To advance our policy priorities, Komen works with our staff, volunteers, grantees, researchers and friends in communities across the United States, to ensure breast cancer is a priority among policymakers at the federal, state and local levels and to increase access to affordable, high-quality breast health and cancer care services.

Find information about Susan G. Komen’s advocacy efforts and priorities on a national level at

Locally, in Oregon and SW Washington:

Join us in advocating for increased state funding of ScreenWise, the Oregon Breast and Cervical Cancer Program.  Sign our online petition at