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June 08, 2022

Trust in Science: A Panel Conversation
Posted on June 8, 2022 How do those living with and at risk of breast cancer “trust” science, when science has a history of being untrustworthy, and especially so in their treatment of the BIPOC community? As discussed in the episode, "Trust in Science: A Pan [...] READ MORE

May 05, 2022

Storytelling: A Powerful Agent of Change
Posted on May 5, 2022 Stories play a powerful role in our culture and in social change, because they connect our communities, inform and expand our perspectives, and illuminate areas in need of change. In this podcast episode, "Storytelling: A Powerful Agent [...] READ MORE

November 12, 2021

Radical Disruption Meets Stop Banking on Breast Cancer
Posted on November 12, 2021 At Breast Cancer Action's October event Radical Disruption & Compassionate Resistance, we hosted a panel of four expert breast cancer activists who spoke to the power of our 2021 Think Before You Pink® campaign Stop Banking on [...] READ MORE

June 28, 2021

Uncovering LGBTQ Breast Cancer Realities
Posted on June 28, 2021 Individuals who identify as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and/or Queer have stories of navigating breast cancer screening, diagnosis, and treatment that aren’t represented in the heteronormative pink ribbon narrative. In this e [...] READ MORE

June 07, 2021

Addressing Disparities: Screening vs. Systemic Change
Posted on June 7, 2021 Most of us are familiar with the serious health inequities that exist among different racial, ethnic, and cultural groups when it comes to illness. Breast cancer is no exception. Join BCAction Program Manager Jayla’s conversation with f [...] READ MORE

January 21, 2021

The Impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) on Breast Cancer
Posted on January 21, 2021 In this episode, Breast Cancer Action’s Environmental Health Consultant Heather Sarantis interviews Dr. Barbara Cohn, the lead research principal investigator of the study “Linking Neighborhood and Individual Adverse Childhood Exp [...] READ MORE

November 10, 2020

The Fossil Fuel to Breast Cancer Pipeline
Posted on November 10, 2020 Health risks from fossil fuels touch almost every aspect of our lives. In addition to vehicle exhaust and industrial emissions, a wide range of everyday products are made from fossil fuel-based chemicals, including cosmetic [...] READ MORE

October 21, 2020

What the National Cancer Institute Leaves Out About Environmental Exposures
Posted on October 21, 2020 In recent decades researchers have identified more than 200 chemical exposures that may increase the risk for breast cancer. Despite these scientific advances, the country’s primary cancer agency, the National Cancer Institute ( [...] READ MORE

June 04, 2020

Stress, Racism, and the Breast Cancer Connection
Posted on June 4, 2020 Having breast cancer is stressful​ but nearly everyone who’s been diagnosed is told to avoid stress. ​What’s the connection between emotional strain and cancer? In her role as an associate professor at Temple University, our guest, Dr [...] READ MORE

May 16, 2020

The Medical Industrial Complex Meets the FDA
Posted on May 16, 2020 What happens when the Medical Industrial Complex meets the FDA? How much influence do pharmaceutical and medical device companies really have ​on the drugs and devices we put in our bodies? In this episode, Karuna talks with a [...] READ MORE

April 24, 2020

Lessons from HIV/AIDS and Breast Cancer in the Age of COVID-19
Posted on April 24, 2020 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 pod [...] READ MORE

April 15, 2020

The Risks of Sidelining Science – From the Coronavirus to Breast Cancer
Posted on April 15, 2020 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 [...] READ MORE

November 20, 2019

Breast Implants: What You Need to Know
Posted on November 20, 2019 Learn about the risks of breast implants, a common medical device implanted in hundreds of thousands of people each year. People choose implants for breast augmentation, gender transition, and reconstruction after mastectomy, and [...] READ MORE

October 17, 2019

3M’s Post-its Peel Off But PFAS Are Forever
Posted on October 17, 2019 Join our conversation with Sharon Lerner, award-winning investigative journalist, who’s written a powerful and groundbreaking series on PFAS. Learn about these toxic chemicals used in every day products, first developed by c [...] READ MORE

October 04, 2019

Say Never to Forever Chemicals
Posted on October 4, 2019 Karuna and Jayla Burton, Breast Cancer Action’s Program Officer, take you behind the scenes of our 2019 Think Before You Pink® campaign. Why is Breast Cancer Action targeting corporate giant 3M in this year’s campaign? What’s wrong w [...] READ MORE

September 27, 2019

Unraveling the Pink Ribbon
Posted on September 27, 2019 Why does Breast Cancer Action call October Breast Cancer Industry Month? Want to know where all the money from pink ribbon purchases goes? Angry at being told to “fight like a girl” so you can “beat” breast cancer? Join Karuna Jag [...] READ MORE

September 20, 2019

The Breast Cancer Action Podcast
Posted on September 20, 2019 Put on your headphones and get fired up! The pilot for the Breast Cancer Action Podcast is out. Be sure to subscribe today using the links at the bottom of this page; you can also listen on our website. We'll bring you our [...] READ MORE