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Age & Breast Cancer: What Young Women Need To Know

Many people think of breast cancer as only affecting older women, but almost every week we evaluate a young woman who’s been diagnosed. According to the American Cancer Society, in 2019 an estimated 268,800 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer (1). About 10% of these will be diagnosed under the age of 45 (2). [...]

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25th Anniversary Celebration Commences with Pink Bowl

Melville, NY, February 12, 2020: The Maurer Foundation held its 11th Annual Pink Bowl event on Sunday, February 09, 2020 at Bowlmor Lanes in Melville. As the foundation celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, the event had exceptional attendance with almost 120 bowlers, and succeeded in raising over $15,000 for breast health education. For the sixth year in [...]

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Celebrating Our 25th Anniversary with #MaurerMondays

In celebration of The Maurer Foundation’s 25th anniversary, we will be spotlighting some of our supporters, contributors, and friends of the foundation via our #MaurerMondays weekly video. This month the video series features our founder Dr. Virginia Maurer as she shares her thoughts, memories and learned lessons on what we have accomplished throughout the years. [...]

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The Maurer Foundation Increases Its Reach in Nassau County through the We Care Grant

Left to right are: WE CARE Co-Chairs: Christopher T. McGrath, Esq. & Michael H. Masri, Esq., Maurer Foundation Executive Director Susan Samaroo, NCBA President Richard D. Collins. The Nassau County Bar Association continues to help us save lives through our breast health education programs. Once again, we are very pleased to announce that the We [...]

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How Do Breast Cancer Clinical Trials Work?

No matter your breast cancer stage, participating in a clinical trial can not only improve your level of care, but can make a difference in the lives of future patients, often at little or no extra cost. Yet despite these benefits, only a small minority of patients (approximately 5%) will enroll in a clinical trial [...]

Partner Events Raise Over $50,000 for Breast Health Education

We are proud to highlight our partners who raised over $50,000 on our behalf throughout 2019, with most of the events taking place during October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.   Anchin Block and Anchin participated in the Anchin Women’s Initiative Network (AWIN) “Change War,” a competition between floors in their building.Anthony DeFranco [...]

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Celebrating 25 Years of Breast Health Education

When I first began my breast surgeon career 42 years ago, people didn’t discuss breast cancer. It was a taboo topic, even while other, more prominent cancers like lung cancer were getting public attention. In the 90s, there were a lot of myths about what could increase or decrease your risk. Patients would say to [...]

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Breast Health Then & Now

To celebrate our upcoming 25 Year Anniversary, let’s look at how breast health In the United States has changed since our founding In 1995.

Executive Director Susan Samaroo A Guest On Hofstra University’s WRHU FM 88.7

We are honored to have our very own Susan Samaroo, Executive Director of The Maurer Foundation, be welcomed last week as a guest on the Hofstra Morning Wake Up Call, Hofstra University’s daily two-hour student-run talk show. Since our breast health programs reach out to high school and college students, we couldn’t be more excited [...]

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Should I Get A Mammogram Every Two Years Instead of Annually?

Mammograms are a crucial element of early detection of breast cancer, but how frequently women should be getting them has become controversial in the past few years. Biennially or Annually? Early breast cancer screening utilizing mammography has been one of the major factors behind the significant decrease in breast cancer mortality since the 1990s. As [...]