Sisters4Prevention‘s mission is to support research efforts to achieve the primary prevention of breast and ovarian cancers. The focus of their lobby efforts is to obtain federal funding for a “Women’s Health Initiative” to facilitate clinical trials for the primary immune prevention of breast and ovarian cancer in otherwise healthy, cancer-free women.
Sisters4Prevention was founded in 2010 by Judy Fitzgerald. Her initial mission was to raise funds to support the preventive vaccine that was developed by Dr. Vincent K. Tuohy at the Cleveland Clinic’s Learner Research Institute in Ohio. She learned of the vaccine from a news video featuring Dr. Tuohy presenting his vaccine to Congress. She began raising funds for Dr. Tuohy and joined with four other women to use social media and coordinate efforts to obtain the funds needed to begin the clinical trial which is now in process.
Judy is also a consumer advocate for Phase I Trial of Adjuvant Therapy With an α-lactalbumin Vaccine in Patients with Non-Metastatic Triple-Negative Breast Cancer at High Risk of Recurrence and was recently recruited by Komen to be an advocate in Science.