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Sharp Declines in Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

Prolonged delays in cancer screening due to the COVID-19 pandemic threaten to increase existing health disparities The total number of cancer screening tests received by women through CDC’s National Breast and Cervical Cancer Early Detection Program (Early Detection Program) declined by 87% for breast cancer and 84% for cervical cancer during April 2020 as compared [...]

A Return to Normal

This past week we were able to do something we had not done since March 2020 – provide in-person training. Monique Higgins, founder of the nonprofit Lovely Empowerment Network Systems located in New Jersey, traveled to our Melville office to participate in the Foundation’s training and certification process.  Monique’s goal is to provide breast health [...]

Bikers Raise Almost $12,000
at the 7th Annual Motorcycle Ride

Click below to play the video from the 2021 Motorcycle Ride June 19th was a great day for breast health education as over 100 bikers and supporters revved up at Ocean Parkway, Babylon and made their way on a scenic ride out to The Maples in Manorville for lunch, raffles, and live music. “I am [...]

Breast Cancer Risk in African Americans Tied to Genetic Variations

Two gene variants found in African American women may explain why they are more likely to be diagnosed with triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) than white women of European ancestry, according to Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian investigators. The study findings may have implications for developing better risk assessment tools for TNBC in African American [...]

Our Supporters Raise Over $200,000 at the 26th Annual Golf Classic

On a picture-perfect day, 134 golfers helped raise nearly $215,000 for breast health education at The Maurer Foundation’s 26th Annual Golf Classic held on May 17th at the Meadow Brook Club in Jericho. The mood of the day could not have been better as brilliant sunshine warmed the links. Golfers had the opportunity to compete [...]

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Your Patient Navigator- A Personal Guide through the Healthcare System

What is a Patient Navigator? Patient navigators are nurse practitioners or registered nurses that provide guidance through the healthcare system and work to overcome obstacles like misinformation, fear and medical costs, that are in the way of people receiving the care and treatment they require. They have a multi-faceted role that is integral to the [...]

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Freezing Cancer: Cryoablation Emerging as Effective Treatment for Low Risk Breast Cancers

Non-surgical breast cancer cryoablation, which destroys tumor cells by exposing them to sub-freezing temperatures, is proving to be an effective alternative to surgery for small breast cancers, with low-risk features, in women over 60 years, based on the early three-year results of an ongoing IRB-approved clinical trial. The findings of the multi-center ICE3 trial—the first [...]

Breast Self-Exam Video Now Available in Spanish

The Foundation has seen an ever-increasing demand for our life-saving educational programs from the many diverse communities on Long Island and New York City.  Breast cancer is the leading cause of death among Latina women, so it is imperative that we provide them the tools and knowledge to improve their breast health (1). While we [...]

Why I Volunteer at The Maurer Foundation

My name is Carol Esposito and I am proud to say that I have been an active volunteer at The Maurer Foundation for nearly 20 years. My husband John and I met with Dr. Virginia Maurer in September of 2000 for a consultation regarding my breast cancer diagnosis. After surgeries, subsequent chemotherapy treatments and finally [...]

Clinical- and Self- Breast Exams Are Vital for Breast Cancer Detection

Although these tests are controversial, they are highly effective in identifying lumps that lead to breast cancer diagnoses. Clinical breast exams and breast self-exams are valuable tools in the fight for breast cancer detection even though they have unclear guidelines. In a poster presentation during the Society of Breast Imaging/American College of Radiology 2021 Virtual [...]