The Source • Spring 2011 • Issue 113

The spring issue of The Source is here with a new feature.  Now you can tell us what you think in the comments section that accompanies each article! BCAction’s executive director Karuna Jaggar talks about her vision for the future of BCAction and the need for systemic changes. The U.S. Myriad hearings are heating up, but what does this mean for women’s health care in the United States and internationally? We have program updates that include a series of new webinars, Eli Lilly, Milking Cancer campaign, and BCAction’s inequities work. And a BCAction member talks about what it takes to take action. Check it out!

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Karuna Jaggar

From the Executive Director: Enough Awareness! We Need Systemic Changes

By Karuna Jaggar, BCAction Executive Director I’ve been asked several times since I began my work with Breast Cancer Action what my vision is. My vision for BCAction is clear: we must change the conversation about breast cancer from awareness to action! At BCAction, we… Read More

BCAction Member Perspective: Britta Reida

Interviewed by Caitlin Carmody, BCAction Membership Coordinator We are excited to introduce you to Britta Reida, a BCAction member who lives in Vermont and blogs at Britta’s Boob Blog, in our BCAction Member Perspective, a feature you’ll find in each issue of The Source. If… Read More

Putting Patients Before Profits: Why We Must End Gene Patenting

[Editor’s note: Since 1998, when BRCA 1 and 2 (sometimes referred to as the ‘breast cancer genes’) were first patented, Breast Cancer Action has maintained that the patenting of human genes interferes with patients’ access to genetic testing and medical care. In 2009, BCAction joined… Read More