Tag Archives: Environmental Exposures

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By Zoë Christopher, Program Officer & Operations Manager Our latest resource, What You Need to Know About Breast Cancer, provides our unbiased, patient-centered take on the basics of breast cancer, free from industry influence.   We’ve recently updated this... Read more
Posted in E-Alerts

A fossil fuel facility with a sepia overlay. Text reads Take action to stop fossil fuels.Prioritizing breast cancer = ending fossil fuels

By Jayla Burton, Program Manager In the state of California, one of the largest oil producers in the US, our organization has been a leader in calling for an end to dangerous drilling practices that threaten our health and increase the risk of breast cancer. But this issue... Read more
Posted in BCA Action Alerts, E-Alerts

Take action and tell the NCI, NIH, and HHS that we need the best available information on environmental expsosures and breast cancer riskEnvironmental exposures and breast cancer risk

By Jayla Burton, Program Manager With your help we have continued to put pressure on the leading cancer agency, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to revise and clarify the connection between environmental exposures and breast cancer.   Our work to calling for... Read more
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Tell the NCI we need the best available information on environmental exposures and breast cancer.Tell NCI we expect more

By Jayla Burton, Program Manager When government agencies and corporate leaders agree to make changes but then only do the bare minimum required of them, sometimes their efforts are the result of a conservative approach or a bureaucracy of red tape. But sometimes their... Read more
Posted in BCA Action Alerts, E-Alerts

A grape field being sprayed with pesticides with text about the Community Cancer Connection MeetingCalling all Sonoma Activists

By Jayla Burton, Program Manager As a Sonoma County area resident and BCAction activist, you are invited to the first virtual Community Cancer Connection Meeting on Wednesday, April 21st at 6:30 PM PST to join in solidarity and share your experiences, strengthen... Read more
Posted in BCA Events

Screen shot of the STAT Op-Ed featuring Breast Cancer Action's Think Before You Pink action directed at the National Cancer Institute.Did you see the news?

By Jayla Burton, Program Officer We’re in the news! Breast Cancer Action was featured in the recent Op-Ed “The National Cancer Institute needs to publish information about chemical exposure and cancer risk” by esteemed scientists Linda S. Birnbaum, PhD, and Margaret... Read more
Posted in BCA Action Alerts, E-Alerts

A political cartoon of the NCI not telling a person with breast cancer about environmental exposures.We did it! Think Before You Pink success story

By Marj Plumb, Interim Executive Director We did it! Thank you for raising your voice, sharing your stories, and taking action during our We Can’t Be Pink’d Think Before You Pink® campaign. Your voice is powerful, and in response, the National Cancer Institute (NCI)... Read more
Posted in BCA Action Alerts, E-Alerts

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
Posted in Articles, Press Releases

Breast Cancer Action Podcast logoWhat the National Cancer Institute Leaves Out About Environmental Exposures

In recent decades researchers have identified more than 200 chemical exposures that may increase the risk for breast cancer. Despite these scientific advances, the country’s primary cancer agency, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), downplays these connections. This... Read more
Posted in Podcasts