Tag Archives: root causes of breast cancer

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
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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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Breast Cancer Action Podcast logoThe Fossil Fuel to Breast Cancer Pipeline

Health risks from fossil fuels touch almost every aspect of our lives. In addition to vehicle exhaust and industrial emissions, a wide range of everyday products are made from fossil fuel-based chemicals, including cosmetic products, pesticides, and plastics. In this episode, The... Read more
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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
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This image announces the date and time of the webinar, "The Fossil-Fueled Health Crisis." The Zoom webinar will take place Tuesday, September 15 2020 at 10am PST / 1pm EST.You’re invited to The Fossil-Fueled Health Crisis Webinar

By Zoë Christopher, Resource Liaison We are so excited about our upcoming webinar, The Fossil-Fueled Health Crisis, and it’s only one week away! To learn about the connection between fossil fuels and breast cancer risk, please register now to join us on Tuesday, September... Read more
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While Disease Rampages, Activists Pump Up Firepower

This article about breast cancer activism and activists features Barbara Brenner, Breast Cancer Action's first executive director. It was written by Lisa M. Krieger and published in the San Francisco Examiner on November 3, 1996.  Barbara Brenner died in... Read more
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Annual Tour Argues Toxins Create Cancers

Breast Cancer Action was the first breast cancer organization to draw the link between breast cancer and environmental pollution. It was an early member of the Toxic Links Coalition, which organized an annual Cancer Industry Tour to call out the Bay Area's most egregious toxic... Read more
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