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SABCS 2018 & Other Updates

By Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director Kira and I are back from a week in San Antonio for the largest breast cancer conference in the world—the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). It’s always great to catch up with old friends and make new ones. This year, there... Read more
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Do Something Besides Worry

As a grassroots organization, we know that collective action is the path to real progress. Because, when we join together in action, we’re powerful.  Join us today with a gift that ensures we have the resources to address and end the breast cancer epidemic. Read more
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Heartfelt Gratitude and Huge Congrats to Joyce Bichler on her Retirement after 10 years as Breast Cancer Action’s Deputy Director

After 10 years of sharing her wide-ranging talents with Breast Cancer Action as our Deputy Director, Joyce Bichler will retire at the end of December. Please join us in congratulating her on this milestone and in celebrating her innumerable accomplishments and contributions.  Read more
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SABCS 2018: The Hardest Things Matter Most: Disparities and Inequities in Breast Cancer

Every person’s experience with cancer is different. But when members of certain demographic groups routinely fare differently than other groups, these are preventable health disparities that are produced by larger systemic factors and structural oppressions. Our last blog from... Read more
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SABCS 2018: Changes with Radiation Treatment on the Horizon

Because so many breast cancer patients live for many years after their initial treatment, and even some metastatic breast cancer patients are living longer, there’s a growing focus on striking the right balance of treatment: neither over nor under treating patients. Read more
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SABCS 2018: Hormone Therapy Before or Even Without Surgery?

Some researchers and doctors have even begun to say that certain breast cancers “aren’t surgical diseases.” Instead it’s systemic therapies, and even sometimes radiotherapy, that are most effective treatments for some breast cancers. Read more
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SABCS 2018: Happy and Hopeful about Less Hormone Therapy

Tamoxifen is the oldest and most common breast cancer treatment and was made more than 50 years ago. It’s cheap (at around $1 a day) and effective. But people hate it. Read more
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SABCS 2018: Gene Sequencing and Genetic Testing

Technological advances are bringing down the cost of genetic sequencing, and on the first official day of SABCS, there was a heavy focus on everything from gene sequencing to genetic testing. Read more
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SABCS 2018: Sleepless in San Antonio? Standard of Care May Change After Wednesday

The question from patients: is this good enough to get a good nights’ sleep or should we refuse to rest until we have much more? Read more
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SABCS 2018: 41 Years of SABCS and Cancer Still Sucks

I wish I could say we could put our Cancer Sucks buttons away for good, that breast cancer has been cured and we know how to prevent it. Not yet. Not this year. Read more
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