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Administrative Assistant

The Administrative Associate is responsible for the administrative support to ensure efficient operation of the office, its programs and fundraising events.

Education Associate

The Education Associate is responsible for presenting The Maurer Foundation’s Breast Health Education program to audiences ranging from high school/college students to community/corporate groups.

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 [...]

Delicious and Healthy Summertime Dining

You may think it’s easy to eat healthy during the summer. But, between the BBQ’s and beach vacations (lots of food and lots of alcohol) and not as much exercise as we may need (those poolside lounge chairs have our names on it), the unwanted pounds may pile on. So, in efforts to stay healthy, [...]

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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 [...]