BCネットワークは，アメリカ認定の非営利団体です。 日米両国に在住の日本人女性達に乳がんに関する最新の情報 、乳がん治療後の生活の取り組み、乳がん早期発見、 啓発情報発信を押し進めていく非営利団体です。 Knowledge is power. 正しい知識は患者自身の力、支えになると信じて活動しています 。
Our Mission: Young Japanese Breast Cancer Network (BCnetwork®) is the non-profit organization which wants to erase barriers and ensure access to essential, culturally- and linguistically-appropriate breast cancer education, treatment information, outreach and support for Japanese-speaking women in the US and world wide.
Goal: Our goal is to respect each patient’s and survivor’s social situation and to help them to complete their treatment successfully and live a healthy long-life after breast cancer.
Background: The peak age of breast cancer incidence amongst Japanese women is late 40‘s to early 50‘s compared to late 50‘s for Americans. While going through breast cancer treatment, Japanese-women living in the United States and elsewhere outside Japan often face cultural and language challenges, differences in the health care system, and future fertility issues after cancer treatments.
BCnetwork programs have been developed with the assistance of medical professionals specializing in breast cancer, offering relevant information to support women diagnosed with or at risk of breast cancer.
Japanese-hotline for navigating newly diagnosed breast cancer patients.
Providing monthly E-magazine in Japanese on the information about breast cancer treatments and interviews with breast cancer specialists both in US and Japan.
Annual Symposium in New York City and Annual Town Hall Meeting in Japan with well-known breast cancer surgeons and medical oncologists from US and Japan
Women's Breast Health seminars at varisous communities both in US and Japan.
Medical Advisory Members
＊Freya Schnabel, MD (NYU Langone Medical Center, Director of Breast Surgery & Professor of Surgery)
Medical Advisory Members
＊Dawn Hershman, MD,MS, (Medical Oncologist, Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Columbia University, Medical Center)
＊ Adora Fou, MD (Breast Surgery & Breast Disease, The Westchester Medical Group of Rye, New York)
＊Roshini George, DO (Medical Oncologist, Hematology-Oncology Associates of Northern New Jersey)
＊Takako Doi, MD （Shonan Memorial Hospital at Kamakura, Japan, The Director of Breast Center)
＊ Hideko Yamauchi, MD （St.Lukes International Hospital of Tokyo, Japan, The Director of Breast Surgery)
＊ Asako Miyashita, MS, RD (Nutrition consultant.Manhattan Wellness Center)
Makiko Yamamoto (Founder / President ）
Noriko Imura( Los Angeles)
Nancy Miwa (New Initiatives in US & Contact in Hawaii)
Ami Murase (Contact in Japan/Founding member)
Honorary Advisory Members
Ms.Nobuko Sakurai ( Wife of Former Ambassador of Consulate General of Japan in New York and Japan Society President, Motoatsu Sakurai
(Fuji-Sankei International of NY, Anchor)
Dr. Koichi Nakamoto (The Director of the Medical office of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan)
(The founder of the Japanese Medical Support Network)
Dr. Tunetaka Yoshida (Medical Attache of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan at New Guinea) (The Board member of the JMSNET Asia and Tokyo)