Yearly Archives: 2007

Breast Cancer Action Applauds FDA Recommendation to Deny Avastin for Breast Cancer Treatment

For Immediate Release Contact: Mary DeLucco Breast Cancer Action 415.243.9301 xt 16 Katrina Kahl Breast Cancer Action 415.243.9301 xt 19 San Francisco, CA—Breast Cancer Action (BCA) today applauded the recommendation by a Food & Drug Administration... Read more
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Breast Cancer Action Calls for the FDA to Deny Avastin as a Breast Cancer Treatment

For Immediate Release Contact: Mary DeLucco Breast Cancer Action 415.243.9301 xt 16 Katrina Kahl Breast Cancer Action 415.243.9301 xt 19 San Francisco, CA—Breast Cancer Action (BCA) today called on the Food & Drug Administration to deny biotech company... Read more
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BCA Updates Its ”Pills for Prevention” Policy

by Jane Zones Since the organization’s founding in 1990, Breast Cancer Action has emphasized the need to find the root causes of breast cancer in order to truly prevent the disease. Abundant evidence indicates that the genesis of many cases of breast cancer lies within our... Read more
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From the Executive Director: Meeting the Needs of Patients: BCA’s Survey on Aromatase Inhibitors

by Barbara A. Brenner I was at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium in 2001 when the first results of a trial looking at an aromatase inhibitor (AI)—the ATAC trial (Arimidex, Tamoxifen Alone or in Combination)—were presented. I knew from the buzz at the meeting that... Read more
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Congratulations! Two BCA Members Honored

BCA had the difficult task again this year of selecting two of its members as nominees to receive awards for the work they’ve done in the breast cancer field. The decision is never easy as so many of our members do so much. BCA nominated Marilyn Zivian for the fourth... Read more
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News Clipping: Accupressure for Relief of Chemotherapy-Induced Nausea and Vomiting

by Katrina Kahl Acupressure may provide relief from the nausea and vomiting associated with some chemotherapy drugs used to treat breast cancer, according to a study published in the July 2007 edition ofOncology Nursing Forum. For this study, researchers examined whether... Read more
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News Clipping Mammograms Versus MRIs for Detecting DCIS

by Katrina Kahl A study published in the August 2007 edition of The Lancet suggests that MRIs may detect more ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) at a stage more likely to progress to invasive breast cancer (high-grade DCIS) than mammograms.1 With this in mind, the researchers... Read more
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What Causes Cancer? Probably Not You

by Barbara Ehrenreich The perennial temptation to blame disease on sin or at least some grave moral failing just took another hit. A major new study shows that women on a virtuous low fat diet with an extraordinary abundance of fruits and veggies were no less likely to die of... Read more
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About BCA’s I&R Program

As our profile of BCA’s program associate Allison Young indicates, BCA is proud of being at the forefront of the effort to get real information to people who need it. One of these efforts is our Information & Referral program, which ensures that people who call or email... Read more
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Allison Young: BCA Program Associate

by Mary DeLucco When the position of program associate at Breast Cancer Action opened up last February, Allison Young applied because, she says, “I liked the fact that BCA worked on women’s health issues from a feminist perspective.” She also liked the fact that... Read more
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