Press Releases

Breast Cancer Action is a nationally recognized voice for putting patients before profits, regulating cancer-causing toxins, and eliminating health inequities. Our campaigns and advocacy work have received extensive media coverage. We’ve included highlights below. 

If you are a reporter trying to get in touch with us about a story, please call us at 415-243-9301 or email us at cmatthiessen@bcaction.org.

FDA’s Draft Breast Implant Guidance Still Needs to be Strengthened, Made Mandatory (October 23, 2019) 

Breast Cancer Action Challenges the FDA’s Proposal Requiring Women Get Breast Density Information After Mammograms (March 28, 2019)

Breast Cancer Activists Deliver Over 45,000 Petition Signatures to Ford Motor Company telling them to “Go Further” and Help Put the Brakes on Breast Cancer (January 17, 2019)

Breast Cancer Action Tells Ford Motor Company to Help Put the Brakes on the Breast Cancer Epidemic (October 2, 2018)

Breast Cancer Action’s “Knot Our Pink Ribbon” Campaign Demands Estée Lauder Stop the Betrayal (October 17, 2017)

Breast Cancer Action Demands Agricultural Companies Stop Selling Pink Ribbon Citrus While Irrigating Food Crops With Oil Wastewater (October 4, 2016)

Breast Cancer Organization to March Outside the DNC (July 21, 2016)

Breast Cancer Action Urges Women to Ask Questions Before They Participate in Breast Cancer Walks and Runs (April 11, 2016)

USPSTF Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations Continue to Lag Behind Evidence (January 11, 2016)

American Cancer Society Screening Guidelines for Breast Cancer: Baby Step Toward Evidence-Based Recommendations (October 25, 2015)

Breast Cancer Action Tells Pinkwashers to Stop Giving Toxic Cosmetics to Cancer Patients (October 1, 2015)

Breast Cancer Action Honors Acclaimed Ecologist Dr. Sandra Steingraber With Barbara Brenner Hell Raiser Award (August 20, 2015)

USPSTF Breast Cancer Screening Draft Recommendations Treading Water Despite Tidal Shift in Evidence (April 21, 2015)

Susan G. Komen Partners With Global Fracking Corporation to Launch “Benzene and Formaldehyde for the Cure®” (October 8, 2014)

Breast Cancer Action Demands Pink Ribbon Marketers Stop the Distraction (October 1, 2014)

Should I Get A Mammogram? New Publication Gives Women Full Story About Breast Cancer Screening (September 14, 2014)

Breast Cancer Action Declares “Toxic Time Is Up” & Calls for End to Pinkwashing through Chemical Regulation (October 1, 2013)

Breast Cancer Action Wins: SCOTUS Overturns Human Gene Patents  (June 13, 2013)

Breast Cancer Action Case Challenging Human Gene Patents: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments(April 15, 2013)

Breast Cancer Action Demands Elected Officials Take Action on Breast Cancer: “It’s an Epidemic, Stupid!”  (September 25, 2012)

Breast Cancer Action says IOM Report misses important opportunities to turn the tide on the epidemic  (December 7, 2011)

Breast Cancer Action’s “Raise a Stink!” campaign urges a halt to pinkwashing  (September 27, 2011)

BCAction commends ODAC’s vote to revoke Avastin for metastatic breast cancer  (June 29, 2011)

Breast Cancer Action Urges Caution Regarding Aromasin for Prevention  (June 6, 2011)

New Leadership: Karuna R. Jaggar appointed Executive Director of Breast Cancer Action  (March 8, 2011)

Breast Cancer Message Barred in Eli Lilly’s Hometown  (November 2, 2010)

Barbara Brenner Announces Her Departure as Executive Director of Breast Cancer Action  (August 12, 2010)

Breast Cancer Action Calls Shame on KFC’s Pink Buckets Campaign  (April 20, 2010)

BCA Confronts Eli Lilly, Demands they Stop Milking Cancer  (September 22, 2009)

Breast Cancer Action Sues to End Gene Patenting  (May 12, 2009)

Breast Cancer Action Victorious in Yoplait “Pinkwashing” Campaign  (February 9, 2009)

Breast Cancer Action Targets Yoplait In “Think Before You Pink” Campaign; Calls For Yogurt Without Artificial Hormones  (September 24, 2008)

Patients Lose, Genentech Wins with FDA’s Avastin Ruling  (February 22, 2008)

Breast Cancer Action Applauds FDA Recommendation to Deny Avastin for Breast Cancer Treatment  (December 5, 2007)

Breast Cancer Action Calls for the FDA to Deny Avastin as a Breast Cancer Treatment  (December 3, 2007)

Breast Cancer Action Applauds Anemia Drugs Warning; Questions Pharma Influence on FDA  (November 8, 2007)

Breast Cancer Action Applauds New Direction in Breast Cancer Treatment Options  (October 11, 2007)

Breast Cancer Action Launches 6th Year of Think Before You Pink  (October 1, 2007)

Breast Cancer Action Opposes Raloxifene Recommendation  (July 24, 2007)

Breast Cancer Action Says New Study Proves Diet Does Not Play a Major Role in Breast Cancer  (July 17, 2007)

Breast Cancer Action Says Two New Drug Pricing Studies Miss the Mark  (June 26, 2007)

Breast Cancer Action Cheers National Cancer Institute’s Decision to Cancel STELLAR “Prevention” Trial  (June 19, 2007)

Breast Cancer Action Demands FDA Reform  (June 11, 2007)