Tag Archives: root causes of breast cancer

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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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
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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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