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.

Take Action Now!

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.
More About BCAction
THE BREAST CANCER ACTION PODCAST
Radical Disruption Meets Stop Banking on Breast Cancer
Learn more about never-before-explored connections between breast cancer, fossil fuels, financial institutions, and environmental racism.

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LATEST NEWS

January 08, 2022

So many thanks!
Posted on January 8, 2021 By Krystal Redman, Executive Director After two weeks of rest and rejuvenation, we returned to the overwhelming generosity you demonstrated at the end of 2021. Thanks to you and Breast Cancer Action supporters nationwide, our [...] READ MORE

December 17, 2021

An overview of #SABCS2021
Posted on December 17, 2021 By Jayla Burton, Program Manager Breast cancer is a complex group of diseases that occur in a complex world.  And at Breast Cancer Action, we never shy away from asking critical questions about how issues of screening [...] READ MORE

December 14, 2021

Oil and gas drilling hits too close to home
Posted on December 14, 2021 By Jayla Burton, Program Manager It’s been five years since California state scientists recommended a health and safety buffer, also known as a setback, between oil and gas drilling sites and sensitive sites where people live, w [...] 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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October Tuesday

Radical Disruption & Compassionate Resistance
Connect with other members of BCAction’s unapologetic activist community from across the nation as we get together for special speakers, entertainment, and a special update from Executive Director, Krystal Redman. Get Your Tickets Now

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