WIN 3rd Symposium presents BEYOND THE SHOCK educational program from NBCF

Posted: Tuesday, May 31, 2011

WIN Consortium announces a breakthrough achievement of the National Breast Cancer Foundation (NBCF) to be presented during the WIN 3rd Symposium in Paris 6-8 July 2011: BEYOND THE SHOCK® educational program

The National Breast Cancer Foundation ( is a founding member of the WIN Consortium ( created in 2010 and Janelle Hail, founder of NBCF and breast cancer survivor, is on the WIN Board of Directors and Steering Committee.

The role of NBCF is sharing expertise in organizing structures and fundraising, and organizing educational and prevention efforts worldwide to improve quality of life of cancer patients

Beyond the Shock® ( is a comprehensive multi-cultural online guide to understanding breast cancer. Created by the NBCF it is a resource for women who have been diagnosed with breast cancer, a place for loved ones to gain a better understanding of the disease, and a tool for doctors to share information with their patients. It is currently being translated in multiple languages with the mission to bring hope around the world.

"The 3rd WIN Symposium on cancer personalized medicine taking place in Paris France on 6-8 July 2011 is very proud to present for the first time in Europe the Beyond the Shock® program", says John Mendelsohn, Chairman of the WIN Consortium.

"I am enthusiastic to be able to present our Beyond the Shock® program to such a wonderful quality and diverse audience. The 3rd WIN Symposium, endorsed by prestigious agencies such as ASCO, EORTC, ESMO, INCA and OECI, is a unique event which brings together all actors involved in cancer care together with patients associations. It is a fantastic opportunity for us to spread the patients concerns and bring hope across frontiers. WIN is a visionary operational cooperation between the science world, the industry and the patients. It is a unique opportunity to join all forces and bring benefit to the patients a lot quicker. We are putting all our energy to make sure that this happens and we need other patient organizations, foundations to help...because together we can make it" says Janelle Hail, founder of NBCF.

"We are calling all foundations, charities and organizations like NBCF, to support the ambitious and innovative projects of the WIN Consortium to accelerate the diagnostic and therapeutic progress for the patients" said Kevin Hail, Chief Operating Officer of NBCF.

"NBCF has been greatly involved in the creation of the WIN Consortium. It remains one of our greatest supporters because they understand that every cancer is different and efficacy of treatments is paramount. Janelle Hail supports more than anyone else WIN’s goal to bring scientific discoveries to the bed of the patients quicker than the usual decades". says Vladimir Lazar, Chief Operating Officer of the WIN Consortium.

Join us now to make a significant impact across the globe and register now to this unique opportunity to hear about Beyond the Shock®on: Register now on


For further information, please contact:

Vladimir Lazar, Chief Operating Officer

Catherine Bresson, Director of Operational Team

Kevin Hail , Chief Operating Officer, NBCF