The Source • Summer 2013 • Issue 119

Check out the latest issue of BCAction’s newsletter, The Source. In this issue: a message from our executive director Karuna Jaggar about our huge win at the Supreme Court; an update on our work together to implement strong regulation of toxic chemicals in our everyday lives; a brand-new factsheet about inequities in breast cancer; and more. Want The Source delivered to your inbox four times a year? Sign up here. Click hereto download the PDF version of this issue.

From the Executive Director: Our Landmark Victory at the Supreme Court

By Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director The U.S. Supreme Court ruled that patents on all DNA are invalid. With your support, we won. And we won big. On June 13th, in an historic ruling in favor of Breast Cancer Action and our co-plaintiffs, the U.S. Supreme… Read More

A Genetic Counselor Explains How Gene Patents Harmed Her Patients

By Ellen Matloff, MS, CGC, Director, Cancer Genetic Counseling, Yale Cancer Center Editor’s Note: On July 13, 2013, the Supreme Court ruled in our favor to overturn Myriad Genetics’ patents on the “breast cancer genes,” BRCA1 and BRCA2. We were proud to be the only breast… Read More

In Memoriam: Barbara Brenner, 1951-2013

Even after ALS had silenced her vocal chords, Barbara Brenner’s powerful voice continued to send tremors into the medical establishment. With the assistance of a text-to-speech computer program, Brenner, the former executive director of Breast Cancer Action, sent stinging missives to the head of the… Read More