As managing editor of Breastcancer.org, Claire Nixon oversees a staff of writers, researchers, medical experts, and content manager in the development and publishing of core medical content, Research News, blogs, and the Think Pink, Live Green risk reduction column. She provides editorial management from the unique perspective of the Breastcancer.org audience—Claire was diagnosed with breast cancer at age 30.
Now several years out of treatment, Claire says, "When I was diagnosed, I had the kind of extreme experience so many people do—a sense of lost control that leads to relentless information searches. At that time, there was no resource like Breastcancer.org. That's why it's such a privilege to work here now."
Claire's education includes studying English at Syracuse University, fine arts at Moore College of Art, and film writing at University of Pennsylvania. For two years, Claire worked as a newspaper reporter in lower Delaware, where she covered government legislation on women's health issues and wrote extensive feature stories. Claire went on to have a long career at Medical Broadcasting Company in Philadelphia (now Digitas Health) where she was a writer, editor, and editorial project manager for web sites about breast cancer, chemotherapy, and women's health. Claire has been part of the Breastcancer.org staff since 2006.