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The Larger Good: Fighting for Their Lives

Elenore Pred, one of BCAction's four original founders, was featured in a U.S. News & World Report series on The Most Notable Women of 1991. The profile, by Erica E. Goode, was published on August 26, 1991, just months before Elenore Pred died.  The toxic blue liquid... Read more
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Genentech Starts Compassionate Access to Breast Cancer Drug

One of Breast Cancer Action's first campaigns was an effort to persuade Genentech to allow compassionate use of a drug (Her2/neu or Trastuzumab, brand name, Herceptin) that showed promise for those with late-stage breast cancer. This article, by Mary Ann Swissier, was... Read more
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Selection of Early Photos

Breast Cancer Action Founders (from left): Susan Claymon, unknown, Belle Shayer, Elenore Pred, Linda Reyes.  Early BCAction members with ACT UP activists  Early Rally Demonstration in support of funding for breast cancer and AIDS research Honk... Read more
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First Meeting Flyer

This flyer, produced on a portable typewriter and distributed in the spring of 1990, announces Breast Cancer Action's first meeting, which was held at founder Elenore Pred's house in San Francisco on July 1, 1990.               ... Read more
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Going Toe-to-Toe With Industry

By Rebecca Saltzman, Deputy Director Breast Cancer Action’s watchdog role has never been more important, as corporations and industry-friendly officials use COVID-19 as yet another an excuse to put profits before public health protections. Thanks to members like you, we work... Read more
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Breast Cancer Action Podcast LogoLessons from HIV/AIDS and Breast Cancer in the Age of COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic shines a spotlight on the structural problems of our profit-driven healthcare system—but these failings aren't new, as Karuna and global health activist Gregg Gonsalves discuss in the latest episode of our podcast. Dr. Gonsalves, an AIDS activist turned... Read more
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Donate today!Breast Cancer Doesn’t Stop For Pandemics—And Neither Do We

Breast cancer doesn’t stop for pandemics. Please donate today to fund our work for health justice. Women are still being diagnosed with the disease, and we're still here with free, unbiased information, and resources for everyone who needs it. Read more
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Let’s support Breast Cancer Action!

Every year, I host the Billie Gardner Loulan Memorial Benefit for Breast Cancer Action in memory of my mother who died of breast cancer. With the shelter-in-place order extended to who knows when, we’re turning the in-person event to a virtual one. Please join me for the 16th... Read more
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Breast Cancer Action Podcast LogoThe Risks of Sidelining Science – From the Coronavirus to Breast Cancer

From COVID-19 to breast cancer, what happens when science gets politicized? Join the conversation with Karuna Jaggar and Michael Halpern of the Union of Concerned Scientists as they explore the intersection of politics and science. You’ll learn about a proposed rule that would... Read more
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Take a Stand Against the Censored Science Rule!

By Jayla Burton, Program Officer The Trump Administration is once again trying to push through its proposed “Censored Science” rule that would hobble the EPA’s ability to utilize most public health and environmental research. Take action and tell the EPA... Read more
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