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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 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 is scheduled as a featured speaker at Young Survival Coalition YSC Summit scheduled for March 6-8, 2015. #YSC2015. View Melanie Speaking.

Precision Medicine

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 at NMA Annual Conference 2014Melanie is featured speaker at NMA Conference – August 6, 2014

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.

April 2014

62057_1398860122_kiw4Melanie A. Nix Attends Newsbabes Bash Kickoff for Breast Cancer.


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

Mel Nix OVAC lobby dayMelanie 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.

Mel Nix half marathonOnce sidelined by the debilitating effects of chemotherapy, Melanie A. Nix completes her first half marathon by running all 13.1 miles of the Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon in Washington, DC.

Melanie to Speak

Melanie A. Nix to Speak at American Cancer Society Breast Cancer Support Group Women’s History Month Celebration on 3/19/14

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

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Names Melanie A. Nix to Panel of Judges for PCORI Challenge.

Rally for Medical Research

Melanie speaking at the Rally for Medical Research, Washington, DC – April 8, 2013

View the entire rally.

Melanie named to to Advisory Panel

Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute Names Melanie A. Nix to Advisory Panel on Patient Engagement

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.)

CBS Profile

WUSA9 (CBS Affiliate) Profile of Elizabeth Sargent and Melanie A. Nix – Breast Cancer Comfort Suite™

FIVE-book-coverBook Reviews

Five by Elizabeth A. Sargent takes readers on a personal journey of life, love, loss and self discovery – Profiled in VEE2

Truly Inspirational – Praise for Five by Elizabeth A. Sargent

On TV

Melanie A. Nix discusses The Affordable Care Act at BET.com

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

Click here to download a PDF copy or access the Digital Edition.  Click here to view the 2012 Press Conference that includes Melanie A. Nix’s remarks in support of the report.

Roundtable discussion

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™

lis_ellenThe Ellen DeGeneres Show

The Ellen DeGeneres Show: Elizabeth Sargent – Survivor of the Day – October 13, 2010

Radio Interview

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.