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Empowering Our Youth: Encouraging Guardians of the Future

by Bridgett Perry

From Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition/Prevention is the Cure HBCAC is proud to announce the debut of our short documentary “Empowering Our Youth: Encouraging Guardians of the Future.” Focusing on the Students and Scientist Environmental Research Scholarship Program, the film takes a closer look into how programs like these have an impact on students, their families, […]

Breast Cancer Risk: Timing and Environmental Exposures

by Bridgett Perry

From Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition/Prevention is the Cure BREAST CANCER RISK: TIMING AND ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES  A discussion on the timing of exposure and consumer products By Susan Teitelbaum, Ph.D.; Jia Chen, Sc.D.; Karen Joy Miller and Laura Weinberg Breast cancer risk is associated with exposure to environmental endocrine disruptors. The term “endocrine disruptors” may sound […]

Recent Research: (Aspirin – Bilateral Mastectomy – Bras)

by Bridgett Perry

From Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer (CRAAB) by Jessica Werder, M.P.H. Please note that, while the studies listed below are both scientifically and methodologically sound, caution should be exercised in drawing conclusions from any one study. You can access this column from previous newsletters at craab.org Anti-inflammatory Aspirin May Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence in Obese […]

Cancer Treatment Centers of America: Let the Buyer Be Aware

by Bridgett Perry

From Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer By Bonnie B. Spanier, Ph.D., Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and CRAAB! science consultant Last October, I was monitoring local Breast Cancer Awareness Month messages in South Jersey (visiting my family) with an eye for hype around mammogram screening. Fitting that bill was a TV ad for Cancer Treatment Centers […]

NYSBCN Calls Out Komen’s Connection to Fracking

by Bridgett Perry

By Margaret Roberts, Laura Weinberg and Andi Gladstone of NYSBCN The New York State Breast Cancer Network is the only network of community-based, survivor-driven, breast cancer organizations in New York.  Collectively, our 22 member organizations reach over 100,000 New Yorkers each year with essential breast cancer support and information services.  Many of our groups provide […]

How to Avoid Pinkwashing

by Bridgett Perry

From Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester  BCCR Store shelves are brimming with pink items during the month of October. It can be very confusing to decide what, if anything, to buy. How do you tell if the money you spend will go to any meaningful cause? Breast Cancer Action, the self-described watchdog of the breast cancer […]

Medical Cannabis

by Bridgett Perry

From Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester  BCCR by Pat Battaglia In June of 2014, the New York State Legislature passed a law allowing healthcare providers to recommend the medical use of cannabis under carefully controlled circumstances. On August 27, the Monroe Community College Little Theater was the site of a community forum on this new legislation. Hosted […]

Finding Positive Energy for Fighting Cancer

by Bridgett Perry

From Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer –  CRAAB By Debbie Tator, CRAAB! member My journey began approximately 7 months after my sister Joanne found out about her breast cancer. (See Fall/Winter 2013 newsletter, pp 12-14.) I was getting ready to go to my parents’ 50th Anniversary dinner when I discovered the lump. I thought to […]

Edocrine Disrupting Chemicals (EDCs) and Earthquakes

by Bridgett Perry

From Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer – CRAAB by Margaret Roberts, CRAAB! Board member In the previous two issues of this newsletter, Margaret has summarized key concepts, issues, research and remaining questions of concern in regard to fracking and the health effects, especially for women. Part I looked at the potential for air pollution and […]