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Coalitions of patient advocates now help steer research funding toward particular projects. Lilli Carré for NPR hide caption

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Breast Cancer Patients Seek More Control Over Research Agenda

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Lisa Schlager of Chevy Chase, Md., demonstrates outside of the Supreme Court as arguments were made in a case seeking to determine whether the BRCA breast cancer genes can be patented. The court ruled in 2013 that individual genes can't be patented. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Getty hide caption

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Researcher Urges Wider Genetic Screening For Breast Cancer

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TV host Samantha Harris says she will have a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer. But the surgery doesn't eliminate cancer risk. Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP hide caption

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Mary-Claire King says obscurity gave her the freedom to spend years looking for breast cancer genes. Mary Levin/University of Washington hide caption

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How Being Ignored Helped A Woman Discover The Breast Cancer Gene

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Mammograms are a key screening tool for breast cancer. But critics say they're not good enough. Salih Dastan/iStockphoto hide caption

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People practice yoga at a fundraiser for a breast cancer foundation in Hong Kong. Ed Jones/Getty Images hide caption

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