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Announcement from the Executive Director

by Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director As we turn to a new year and a new decade, it’s a time for reflection. I am deeply grateful for Breast Cancer Action’s fearless and feisty community, and I draw strength in the solidarity of our work together as the cancer... Read more
Posted in Articles, BCA News

30 Years of Radical Disruption & Compassionate Resistance

2020 is a big year! It marks 30 years of Breast Cancer Action’s radical disruption and compassionate resistance. Since our founding in 1990, we’ve worked to identify the root causes and dismantle the structures of the breast cancer epidemic. We’ve accomplished so much... Read more
Posted in BCA Action Alerts

There’s Still Time to Support Uncompromising Activism

2020 will mark Breast Cancer Action’s 30th Anniversary. That’s 30 years of uncompromising activism, working toward a world where lives and communities aren’t threatened by breast cancer. We’ve made some important advances, but there’s still work to do. Please make your... Read more
Posted in BCA Action Alerts, E-Alerts

We’ll be Fierce in 2020. Donate Today.

2019 is quickly winding down, but there’s still time! Your year-end donation will support Breast Cancer Action’s fierce independence in the coming year. Read more
Posted in BCA Action Alerts, E-Alerts

The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, 2019

by Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director Every year we go to the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), the largest breast cancer conference in the world, so we can bring you  updates and analysis of the latest breast cancer research and treatment. It's impossible to... Read more
Posted in Articles

Activism is How We Honor and Remember

Support a world where our lives and communities aren't threatened by breast cancer with a donation in honor or memory of someone you love. Read more
Posted in Articles, E-Alerts

Tiny treatment updates via Tweet

Over a thousand papers are presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium each year, and I attend more than 12 hours of presentations and discussions each day. It’s a lot to cover and I try to focus on the results that are most relevant and interesting to our... Read more
Posted in Articles

Spending, Cost, and ‘Value’ of Breast Cancer Treatments

by Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director  The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium is a study in contrasts every year. Expensive suits mingle with headscarves. Glossy industry promotions include details about horrible side effects of treatments. And rows of tricked-out booths... Read more
Posted in Articles

Mixed Results for Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer Risk

by Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director A large, federally-funded study evaluating the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to reduce the risk of heart disease, bone loss, and other effects of menopause was stopped early in 2002 when researchers found more breast cancers... Read more
Posted in Articles

Myriad Genetics’ Bullying Starts at the Top

by Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director Our modest display of materials doesn’t stand out among the sea of plush and glossy booths at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium, enticing folks with fancy displays and tantalizing give-aways. It’s the people at our table who draw... Read more
Posted in Articles