• On December 16, 2015 Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) announced that the 1 billionth breast cancer research stamp was sold this month. The stamp has raised $81 million for breast cancer research since its creation in 1998, and President Obama last week signed legislation to extend the stamp through 2019. Read More
  • UPDATE:  On December 11, 2015 the President signed into law the Breast Cancer Research Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2015.  This will extend the sale of the stamp for another 4 years.  It was set to expire on December 31, 2015.  The stamp has raised over $80 million for breast cancer research since its creation in 1998.  Read More
  • Abstract Long-term survival rates after a diagnosis of breast cancer are steadily rising. This is good news, but clinicians must also recognize that this brings new challenges to the medical community. As breast cancer becomes a chronic condition rather than a life-threatening illness owing to advances in early diagnosis and more effective treatments, health care practitioners must recognize and manage the long-term sequelae of the constellation of therapeutic modalities. Read More
  • In 1998, the first semi-postal stamp ever, a stamp specifically used to raise funds for a special cause, was issued. At that time, 200 million stamps were produced and $5.2 million was raised for breast cancer research. Since then, more than 1 billion Breast Cancer Research (BCR) stamps have been produced, with net proceeds now exceeding $79 million. At 12 noon, on September 30th, 2014 on the West Steps of the California State Capital in downtown Sacramento, history repeated itself when Sacramento became the only city in the county to re-issue the stamp in a First-Day of Issue ceremony. The Read More
  • Want to know how to get a Breast Cancer Research Stamp in your country?   We have provided a quick presentation and some additional resources in helping you launch the BCRS in your country. Read More
  • Many patients of Dr. Ernie Bodai will write to us their stories of surviving breast cancer. You can have your story posted on our website by simply emailing it to us.  We can include contact information if you would like to have people respond to you directly.   Read More
  • On April 12, 2013 Slovakia released their version of the Breast Cancer Research Stamp.  
  • The stamp depicts Diana, the huntress and goddess of fertility, reaching behind her head to pull an arrow from her quiver to fend off an enemy, in this case, breast cancer. The image reflects the same position that a woman assumes for a breast self-exam and mammography. Breast Cancer Research Stamp The Breast Cancer Research semi-postal was issued on July 29, 1998, at a first day ceremony held in the White House. It was the first semi-postal in U.S. history. To date, the stamp has raised nearly $80 million for breast cancer research. By law, 70 percent of the net Read More
  • Ernie Bodai, M.D. was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1951. He and his family lived in a bomb shelter for nearly a year, before they managed to escape during the Hungarian Revolution in 1957. Following immigration to the United States, Dr. Bodai received his B.A and M.S. degrees from the University of California, Los Angeles. He received his M.D. degree from the University of California, Davis in 1977, where he currently serves as Clinical Professor of Surgery. Dr. Bodai served as Chief of Surgery, Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento for 15 years and today directs the Breast Health Center at the Kaiser Read More
  • 1 One Billionth BCRS Sold
  • 2 Senate Passes Bill to Reauthorize BCRS
  • 3 Dr. Bodai Published in the Permanente Journal
  • 4 Breast Cancer Research Stamp Dedicated in Sacramento
  • 5 Latest Global Journey News
  • 6 Breast Cancer Survivor Stories
  • 7 Slovakia Launches Stamp
  • 8 BCRS Facts
  • 9 Meet Dr. Ernie Bodai
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The Breast Cancer Research Stamp was issued on July 29, 1998.

imageThis marked the first semi-postal in US history.

Designed by Ethel Kessler of Bethesda, MD, the stamp features the phrases, "Fund the Fight" and "Find a Cure" and an illustration of a mythical "goddess of the hunt" by Whitney Sherman of Baltimore.

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President Bush signs Bill S.597 into law extending the sale of the stamp

imageOn December 21, 2007 President Bush signed into law Bill S.597 which extended the sale of the Breast Cancer Research Stamp for 4 more years.

Since 1998, over 950 million stamps have been sold raising over $80 million for breast cancer research

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President Obama signs Bill S.384 extending the sale of the stamp

imageOn December 23, 2011 President Obama signed into law Bill S.384 which extended the sale of the Breast Cancer Research Stamp until 2015.

Since 1998, over 950 million stamps have been sold raising over $80 million for breast cancer research

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Breast Cancer Research Stamp Dedicated in Sacramento

imageOn September 30th, 2014 on the West Steps of the California State Capital in downtown Sacramento, history repeated itself when Sacramento became the only city in the county to re-issue the stamp in a First-Day of Issue ceremony. Sacramento is the only city in the country to be able to sell this newly re-issued semi-postal stamp on this day.

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