Kathy LaTour Biography

What I do at CURE: I am the editor-at-large for CURE magazine.

What I like about CURE: It has allowed me to put my passion of helping people with cancer into action. While cancer did not take my life, I have given it willingly to educate, empower, and enlighten the newly diagnosed and those who care for them.

My journey before CURE included: Since my diagnosis of breast cancer in 1986, I have been active in the national cancer survivor community. I wrote The Breast Cancer Companion, which is based on interviews with more than 120 women and 75 men and health care professionals, helped to create The Bridge Breast Center in Dallas, which provides diagnosis and treatment to uninsured breast cancer patients, and served as former president of Gilda’s Club North Texas.

What I do when I’m not working at CURE: making jewelry, creating art, and riding my motorcycle.

Interesting fact about myself: I wrote and star in a one-woman show called “One Mutant Cell,” about my cancer experience.

Profile: A writer and editor for more than 30 years with a master's degree in communication, LaTour helped found and now serves as Editor-at-large for CURE. Since its publication, CURE has received numerous awards from both national and local organizations. Since the publication of her book, The Breast Cancer Companion, she has spoken in more than 30 cities in the United States and Canada, delivering keynote talks on the importance of psychosocial support for cancer survivors to both survivor audiences and medical professionals. In 2004 she premiered her one-woman show "One Mutant Cell," which she has presented for more than 30 audiences across the country. LaTour was an active board member (now advisory board member) of Gilda's Club North Texas, having served as its president in 1999. She was also instrumental in founding The Bridge Breast Center in Dallas, a unique coalition of breast cancer survivors and area health care professionals who provide diagnosis and treatment to uninsured women who may have breast cancer. She served as president of The Bridge, which is a national model, from its inception in March 1992 until June 1994.