Breast Cancer Resources

Newly diagnosed people, their loved ones, and caregivers can count on us to provide balanced, understandable, compassionate information about breast cancer research and treatment options.

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Only large-scale systemic change can address the root causes of breast cancer. Join us in taking action for people living with and at risk of breast cancer today.

Think Before You Pink

Our work to end this breast cancer challenges "pinkwashing" hypocrisy and pink ribbon culture, which have become the status quo of the breast cancer industry.

WHO WE ARE

EDUCATE. ORGANIZE. TAKE ACTION.

We are radical and compassionate — activists at heart with an independent, rapid-response, watchdog perspective.
BCAction was founded 30+ years ago in San Francisco during two public health crises-the AIDS outbreak and the breast cancer epidemic-and that helped shape its mission and fuel its activism. Early members apprenticed themselves to the AIDS group, ACT UP, and shared many of that group’s tactics, turning their anger into action to push for better treatments, true prevention, and investment in public health.
Our founders saw their disease not as a personal tragedy, but as a larger social justice and public health crisis. They knew that individual changes in behavior weren’t the answer, and pushed for sweeping systemic change instead.
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Our Latest Resource
What We've Learned About Breast Cancer from the California Immigrant Community
This fact sheet highlights the results of phase 1 of a collaborative research project titled “California Initiative to Prevent Breast Cancer in Immigrants.”

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LATEST NEWS

February 22, 2024

Let’s talk intersectionality: our latest video!
Posted on February 22, 2024 By Tibby Reas, Communications Manager Our Executive Director Dr. KR recently sat down with breast surgeon Dr. Monique Gary and Ricki Fairley, CEO of TOUCH, The Black Breast Cancer Alliance. The result? A hard-hitting [...] READ MORE

February 13, 2024

Celebrating Belle Shayer
Posted on February 13, 2024 By Zoë Christopher, Program Officer and Operations Manager As we wrote in December, Belle Shayer, the last living co-founder of Breast Cancer Action, passed away. Starting in 1988, with Elenore Pred, Linda Reyes, and Susan [...] READ MORE

February 12, 2024

Fierce Activism Cloaked in Grace
Posted on February 12, 2024 By Zoë Christopher, Operations Manager and Program Officer She lived her life with determination, compassion, curiosity, and courage, and Belle Shayer did it all with elegance and grace. Born in Brooklyn, New York, she had [...] READ MORE

SEE OUR RESOURCES

We provide free educational materials with unbiasedm accessible, science-based analysis of breast cancer issues untangled from free of industry influnce.

 

We believe that all people deserve access to patient-centered resources to make the best decisions about their care.

Think Before You Pink®

Breast Cancer Actions's Think Before You Pink campaign continues to hold the Breast Cancer Industry accountable

The absence of transparency, lack of accountability, and the widespread hypocrisy in the pink ribbon marketing culture exploits a disease that devastates communities, misrepresents who is affected by breast cancer, and excludes and marginalizes women’s diverse lived experiences of the disease

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Breast Cancer Action hosts two member connectors and fundraisers every year. Join us for Drawing the Connections, a vibrant, art-focused event with accompanying art auction in the summer; and Radical Disruption Compassionate Resistance, a powerful evening of collective action hosted during our annual October Think Before You Pink® campaign. See All Events

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