Elizabeth and Melanie share their message of survival on tv, radio and in print. See and hear some of their profiles and speeches below, and stay tuned for notices of upcoming events/appearances
Melanie delivers keynote speech
Melanie delivers keynote speech at National Cancer Survivors Day(r) Celebration on Saturday, June 3, 2018
Melanie Nix at the National Cancer Institute
Melanie Nix at the National Cancer Institute with Dr. Damali Martin discussing African American women breast cancer study. Watch now:
Melanie discusses breast cancer
Melanie discusses breast cancer disparities in Breast Cancer’s Color Divide. Article by Melissa Pandika. Read the article.
Melanie in CURE magazine
Melanie discusses breast cancer advocacy with CURE magazine. See the story, or watch now:
Melanie speaks at YSC Summit
Melanie A. Nix joins President Obama and other health advocates and families as President Obama outlines his Precision Medicine Initiative. See Melanie’s precision medicine story here. Watch the video.
Melanie joins ABOUT Network Steering Committee.
The ABOUT (American BRCA Outcomes & Utilization of Testing) Network is a patient-powered research network and registry created by FORCE (Facing Our Risk of Cancer Empowered) in collaboration with researchers from the University of South Florida.
Melanie has article in fall issue of FORCE newsletter
Melanie’s article Get Off the Sidelines and Help Win the War on HBOC (Hereditary Breast and Ovarian Cancer) is featured in the fall issue of FORCE newsletter.
Melanie featured on AACR website
Melanie’s survival story is featured on the American Association for Cancer Research Foundation website.
Melanie completes the Scientist ↔ Survivor Program
Melanie completes the Scientist ↔ Survivor Program at the American Association for Cancer Research Science of Cancer Health Disparities Conference in November 2014
Melanie completes the 30th Anniversary of the Army Ten Miler.
Melanie is interviewed by WTOP
Melanie is interviewed by WTOP radio and speaks about her triple negative breast cancer survival – October 4, 2014
Listen to part 2
Melanie Highlighted in U.Va. Magazine – September 3, 2014
Melanie’s health advocacy is highlighted by her alma mater in VIRGINIA The U.Va. Magazine
Melanie A. Nix is featured speaker at The Auxiliary to the National Medical Association 2014 Annual Convention Workshop II: “Women’s Health: My Triple Negative Breast Cancer Story”. Learn more about the NMA.
Breast Cancer Comfort Site Profiled in Robert H. Smith School of Business Alumni Newsletter – June 2014
“Along with childhood friend and fellow triple negative survivor, Elizabeth Sargent, Nix developed Breast Cancer Comfort Site, which began as an online repository to document their respective journeys through treatment and create a roadmap for other women.” Read full newsletter.
National Cancer Research Month – May 2014
She’s Not A Statistic: Melanie Nix’s Story. “Breast Cancer is a Big Part of My Life, but I Try to Celebrate Everything Now.” Melanie A. Nix’s triple negative breast cancer survival story is profiled as part of the American Association for Cancer Research National Cancer Research Month campaign in May 2014. Read more about Melanie’s story.
Melanie Nix: Cancer Research Saves Lives 30 second commercial airs on CBS stations as part of the American Association for Cancer Research National Cancer Research Month campaign in May 2014.
Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Names Melanie A. Nix to an Additional Term on the Advisory Panel for Patient Engagement
Advocacy and #Excercising4MyLife – March 2014
Melanie A. Nix joins other cancer survivors, patients, caregivers, researchers, physicians, nurses and government relations professionals to participate in the One Voice Against Cancer (OVAC) Lobby Day in March 2014 and ask members of Congress and Senate for increased funding for cancer research and prevention programs.
Melanie A. Nix completes The Massey Challenge Ukrop’s Monument Avenue 10k to Benefit the VCU Massey Cancer Center in Richmond, VA.
Melanie to Speak
Affordable Care Act
Melanie A. Nix joins President Obama and other health advocates and families as President Obama Speaks on the Affordable Care Act
Melanie named to Panel of Judges
Rally for Medical Research
Melanie speaking at the Rally for Medical Research, Washington, DC – April 8, 2013
Melanie named to to Advisory Panel
American Association for Cancer Research Cancer Progress Report 2012 Press Conference
See Melanie speaking at the American Association for Cancer Research Cancer Progress Report 2012 Press Conference on September 12, 2012. View the entire press conference. (Melanie’s speech starts at 26:22.)
WUSA9 (CBS Affiliate) Profile of Elizabeth Sargent and Melanie A. Nix – Breast Cancer Comfort Suite™
An African American Triple Negative Breast Cancer Survivor: Melanie Nix’s Story, on LIFELINES by the National Cancer Institute
Cancer Progress Report
Melanie’s triple negative breast cancer survival is discussed in the American Association for Cancer Research Cancer Progress Report 2012
Breast Cancer Awareness: Access to Care – click to watch video of roundtable discussion with Dr. Jill Biden, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Jennifer Aniston and Melanie A. Nix at Inova Breast Care Center.
Nightly News Profile
NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams – MSNBC Profile of Melanie A. Nix – Breast Cancer Comfort Suite™
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Elizabeth Sargent – Survivor of the Day – October 13, 2010
African Views Radio: Defeating Breast Cancer in Women
Listen to invited guest, Melanie A. Nix, as she shares her breast cancer journey and insights
Extraordinary Life Radio
On this episode of Extraordinary Life Radio, host Sade Dennis talks with Melanie A. Nix, entrepreneur, breast cancer survivor and advocate, about living entrepreneurial dreams.