BCA News

While Disease Rampages, Activists Pump Up Firepower

This article about breast cancer activism and activists features Barbara Brenner, Breast Cancer Action's first executive director. It was written by Lisa M. Krieger and published in the San Francisco Examiner on November 3, 1996.  Barbara Brenner died in... Read more
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Susan Claymon—Sister Survivor

The magazine, MAMM, featured this profile of Breast Cancer Action founder Susan Claymon in a special Women, Cancer, and Community issue, published in July/August,1999. The article was written by Sara Miles. Susan Claymon died in 2000.  Fourteen Years After Metastatic... Read more
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Cause Imperative

Linda Reyes was featured in the April-May 1994 issue of Modern Maturity, the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) magazine. This article was written by Diane Curtis.  Linda Reyes bottled up her anger against what she calls the “cancer industry” through two... Read more
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Annual Tour Argues Toxins Create Cancers

Breast Cancer Action was the first breast cancer organization to draw the link between breast cancer and environmental pollution. It was an early member of the Toxic Links Coalition, which organized an annual Cancer Industry Tour to call out the Bay Area's most egregious toxic... Read more
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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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Volunteer Spotlight: Dina Balatti

Meet Dina Balatti one of Breast Cancer Action's superstar volunteers. Read more
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In Honor & Memory

Donations made to BCAction between November 7, 2019 – March 24, 2020 in honor or memory.  DONATIONS IN HONOR  Rita Arditti     from Dr. Barbara Rubin  Abigail Arons     from Dr. Elissa... Read more
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