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SABCS 2020: Why Mammograms Can’t Fix Breast Cancer Disparities

By Jayla Burton, Program Officer The growing attention to breast cancer disparities for Black women has resulted in an increase in marketing campaigns targeting women of color telling us that we must get screened for breast cancer. For many people, at first this sounds like... Read more
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An empty doctor's officeSABCS 2020: Helping Patients by Doing Less: No Chemo Needed for Even More Breast Cancers

By Karuna Jaggar, Former Executive Director and SABCS Guest Writer Good news for many postmenopausal women with early stage, hormone positive breast cancer. Two new studies presented at the 2020 the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) confirm that the majority of these... Read more
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The SABCS Video Backdrop featuring the SABCS logoSABCS 2020: Life—and Birth!—after Breast Cancer

By Karuna Jaggar, Former Executive Director and SABCS Guest Writer For people who want to have a biological child after breast cancer, there are a number of questions and concerns. Dr. Eva Blondeaux provided largely reassuring data about pregnancy in a paper presented on... Read more
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Screen shot from SABCS session on physician under-recognitionSABCS 2020: Disparities and Doctors’ Disconnect

By Karuna Jaggar, Former Executive Director and SABCS Guest Writer Multiple studies show that Black people are consistently under-medicated for pain, whether during dental work or cancer treatment. At my first ASCO Breast Cancer Symposium in San Francisco in September... Read more
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Screen shot from SABCS session on meditationSABCS 2020: Meditation and More

By Tibby Reas Hinderlie, Communications Officer As a former yoga and meditation instructor I was immediately drawn to Dr. Patricia Ganz’s session on mindfulness at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS). I still maintain an active practice, and I felt joy and... Read more
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The SABCS Video Backdrop featuring the SABCS logoSABCS 2020: Patient-centered FDA Approvals

By Tibby Reas Hinderlie, Communications Officer I joined Breast Cancer Action as the Communications Officer in July of 2020, which makes this year’s San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) my first breast cancer conference. Given that SABCS is geared towards clinicians... Read more
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The SABCS Video Backdrop featuring the SABCS logoSABCS 2020: Breast cancer and SABCS during COVID-19

By Karuna Jaggar, Former Executive Director and SABCS Guest Writer Nine months in to the COVID-19 pandemic and we all know that virtually every area of our lives been deeply altered. With a vaccine on the immediate horizon—possibly getting FDA approval this week!—there’s... Read more
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Screen shot from a 30th Anniversary Event Video30th Anniversary Event Videos

The following videos from our 30th Anniversary Event Radical Disruption Compassionate Resistance include speeches, testimonials, and personal stories about what the work of BCAction has meant to our members.  Please enjoy the featured 30th Anniversary Event Video, our... Read more
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Breast Cancer Action LogoMore than 100 Environmental, Health, and Cancer Prevention Leaders Call on the National Cancer Institute to Recognize Chemical Exposures Can Increase Breast Cancer Risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tibby Reas Hinderlie Communications Officer treas@bcaction.org More than 100 Environmental, Health, and Cancer Prevention Leaders Call on the National Cancer Institute to Recognize Chemical Exposures Can Increase Breast Cancer Risk (November... Read more
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Headshot of Zoe ChristopherEven as Trump changes the rules under COVID, the fight to strengthen the FDA is not new to the Breast Cancer Community

By Zoë Christopher As Breast Cancer Action’s Resource Liaison, Zoë connects those seeking information and assistance with the resources they’re looking for regarding detection, treatment, and prevention of breast cancer. Zoë holds a Masters degree in psychology and... Read more
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