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Breast Cancer Action LogoBreast Cancer Action is in strong support of California’s SB 467

Submitted via email on Friday, April 2 2021 Senator Scott Wiener State Capitol Sacramento, CA 95814 Re: SB 467 (Wiener/Limón) – Breast Cancer Action is in STRONG SUPPORT Dear Senator Wiener: Breast Cancer Action (BCAction) is strongly in support of SB 467... Read more
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Breast Cancer Action LogoBCAction Supports the AAPI Community and Condemns White Supremacy

By The Breast Cancer Action Team Breast Cancer Action stands in solidarity with and alongside Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) and BIPOC individuals, organizers, and community leaders. We refuse to be silent about the rise in white supremacist and sexualized violence,... Read more
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Krystal Redman SpeakingExecutive Director Krystal Redman on the work of BCAction in 2021 and going forward

In their first speaking appearance as Breast Cancer Action' Executive Director, Krystal Redman outlines their vision for the work of the organization. The following clips include highlights from their talk, speaking to questions such as: What do systemic oppressions and... Read more
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Biden-Harris be the administration that prioritizes breast cancerLetter to the Biden-Harris administration on addressing and ending breast cancer

By The Breast Cancer Action Team; Krystal Redman, DrPH, Executive Director; Jayla Burton, MPH, MS, Program Manager; Tibby Reas Hinderlie, Communications Manager; Lopa Pal, Development Manager; Zoe Christopher, Program Officer & Operations Manager; Heather Stone, Development... Read more
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Breast Cancer Action LogoWhy We Oppose Dr. Janet Woodcock to Head the FDA

President Biden will soon nominate a Commissioner U.S. Food & Drug Administration. Dr. Janet Woodcock is the current acting FDA commissioner and is a potential candidate for the position. We oppose Woodcock’s potential nomination and sent the letter below to The Honorable... Read more
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Two children playing in their neighborhood.Can Childhood Experiences Increase Breast Cancer Risk?

By Heather Sarantis, Environmental Health Consultant to Breast Cancer Action and Guest Writer I have worked on breast cancer prevention for more than 15 years. Most recently, I co-authored Paths to Prevention: The California Breast Cancer Primary Prevention Plan, a nearly... Read more
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SABCS 2020: The Breast Cancer-to-Addiction Pipeline and What to Do About It

By Jayla Burton, Program Officer Each year at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), the Breast Cancer Action team assesses the latest treatment research so folx can make the best-informed decisions about their care. This often includes calling out the harms... Read more
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BCAction Year End Giving. Text reads Give Today Donate.Let’s make healthcare for all a reality

By Marj Plumb, DrPH, Interim Executive Director At Breast Cancer Action, we envision a healthcare system in which everyone has access to healthcare that is compassionate, culturally competent, evidence-based, and supports patient decision-making. Over the last four years,... Read more
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A woman swabbing her cheek.SABCS 2020: Why More Tests Won’t Solve the Breast Cancer Epidemic and Other Takeaways

By Karuna Jaggar, Former Executive Director and SABCS Guest Writer In our “take action,” “more is better,” “gotta do something” culture, most people assume that more medial testing will lead to better treatments. After all, many assume, the more we know about a... Read more
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The SABCS Video Backdrop featuring the SABCS logoSABCS 2020

By Jayla Burton, Program Officer For decades billions of dollars have been poured into breast cancer research. And each December clinicians and researchers from around the world gather at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS) to share the latest study results. For... Read more
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