Patients, researchers and clinicians…
increasing our knowledge of lobular breast cancer
working together to advance diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care for patients

OUR GOALS:   Advance ILC Research;  Build Partnerships;  Educate and Elevate ILC

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About Lobular Breast Cancer

Invasive lobular breast cancer (ILC) is the sixth most frequently diagnosed cancer of women in the US with 39,000 new patients diagnosed each year.  

Research indicates that ILC is a unique histological subtype of breast cancer with distinct biological and behavioral differences. It’s time to advance research and refine treatments for patients with lobular breast disease.


Learn about Research Advocacy

A research advocate has an interest in the science behind breast cancer research.  Research advocates help breast cancer research reflect patient needs.

Share Information about ILC

Advocates and allies can raise awareness about lobular breast cancer in your local cancer community and educate others about the disease.

Advocacy Opportunities

Contact LBCA to find out about advocacy opportunities such as participating in events and conferences, sharing information at your local cancer center or organization, hosting an event … or share your ideas.

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Tax-deductible donations will fund LBCA’s work to advance research, build partnerships and educate about Lobular Breast Cancer.

Advance ILC Research


  • The Lobular Breast Cancer Alliance sent six patient research advocates to the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) in December, 2018 and compiled highlights and a compilation of abstracts and p...

  • Lobular Breast Cancer is notoriously hard to see on imaging and scans.  It can be missed on mammograms, resulting in later-stage diagnosis and may be harder to see on advanced imaging once it spreads ...

  • The European School of Oncology (ESO) offered an e-learning session on November 10, 2018 focusing on treatment of early-stage lobular breast cancer. The session entitled Treatment of Early-Stage Invas...

  • Study indicates oncoplastic and shave margin surgical techniques for ILC mastectomies reduce repeated surgeries for lobular breast cancer (ILC)...

  • LBCA's Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) is designed for patients, caregivers and others interested in more information about Lobular Breast Cancer. ...

  • The 2018 Northwest Metastatic and Lobular Breast Cancer Conference (NWMBCC) was held October 26th and 27th in Seattle WA.  It included three patient-oriented educational sessions focused on Lobular Br...

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