Tag Archives: health disparities

Breast Cancer Action Podcast logoPodcast: This research could change what we know about breast cancer

By Jayla Burton, Program Officer Breast Cancer Action is committed to addressing the root causes of breast cancer and its disparities, from involuntary toxic exposures to the impact of chronic stress as a result of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs).    For... Read more
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Two children playing in their neighborhood.Can Childhood Experiences Increase Breast Cancer Risk?

By Heather Sarantis, Environmental Health Consultant to Breast Cancer Action and Guest Writer I have worked on breast cancer prevention for more than 15 years. Most recently, I co-authored Paths to Prevention: The California Breast Cancer Primary Prevention Plan, a nearly... Read more
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Breast Cancer Action Podcast logoThe Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Breast Cancer

In this episode, Breast Cancer Action’s Environmental Health Consultant Heather Sarantis interviews Dr. Barbara Cohn, the lead research principal investigator of the study "Linking Neighborhood and Individual Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) to Breast Cancer." This study is... Read more
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SABCS 2020: The Breast Cancer-to-Addiction Pipeline and What to Do About It

By Jayla Burton, Program Officer Each year at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), the Breast Cancer Action team assesses the latest treatment research so folx can make the best-informed decisions about their care. This often includes calling out the harms... Read more
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The SABCS Video Backdrop featuring the SABCS logoSABCS 2020

By Jayla Burton, Program Officer For decades billions of dollars have been poured into breast cancer research. And each December clinicians and researchers from around the world gather at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) to share the latest study results. For... 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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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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Why We Must Be Anti-Racist

The police killing of George Floyd is forcing an overdue reckoning for our country. To face up to the reality of police brutality and violence against black and brown communities is to face up to the ongoing menace and legacy of white supremacy. It is not enough to not be... Read more
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