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October 01, 2021

Breast Cancer Action Challenges Susan G. Komen® & Its Hypocritical Partnership with Bank of America
For Immediate Release Contact: Tibby Reas Hinderlie Breast Cancer Action Communications Manager treas@bcaction.org Breast Cancer Action Challenges Susan G. Komen® & Its Hypocritical Partnership with Bank of America BCAction Launches 19th Annual Think [...] READ MORE

November 23, 2020

More than 100 Environmental, Health, and Cancer Prevention Leaders Call on the National Cancer Institute to Recognize Chemical Exposures Can Increase Breast Cancer Risk
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tibby Reas Hinderlie Communications Officer treas@bcaction.org More than 100 Environmental, Health, and Cancer Prevention Leaders Call on the National Cancer Institute to Recognize Chemical Exposures Can Increase Breast [...] READ MORE

October 01, 2020

Breast Cancer Action Condemns Inaction Accompanying the President’s Proclamation
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Tibby Reas Hinderlie Communications Associate (415) 243-9301 treas@bcaction.org Breast Cancer Action Condemns Inaction Accompanying the President’s Proclamation BCAction Launches Annual Think Before You Pink® Campaign Oc [...] READ MORE

October 23, 2019

FDA’s Draft Breast Implant Guidance Still Needs to be Strengthened, Made Mandatory
For Immediate Release October 23, 2019 Contact: Connie Matthiessen Communications Manager 415.243.9301×15 cmatthiessen@bcaction.org FDA's Draft Breast Implant Guidance Still Needs to be Strengthened, Made Mandatory SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA [...] READ MORE

March 29, 2019

Breast Cancer Action Challenges the FDA’s Proposal Requiring Women Get Breast Density Information After Mammograms
For immediate release March 28, 2019 Contact: Kira Jones Communications Manager 415.243.9301x15 ksjones@bcaction.org Breast Cancer Action Challenges the FDA’s Proposal Requiring Women Get Breast Density Information After Mammograms SAN FRANCISCO, C [...] READ MORE

January 17, 2019

Breast Cancer Activists Deliver Over 45,000 Petition Signatures to Ford Motor Company telling them to “Go Further” and Help Put the Brakes on Breast Cancer
For immediate release January 17, 2019 Contact: Kira Jones Communications Manager 415.243.9301x15 ksjones@bcaction.org Breast Cancer Activists Deliver Over 45,000 Petition Signatures to Ford Motor Company telling them to “Go Further” and Help Put the Bra [...] READ MORE

October 02, 2018

Breast Cancer Action Tells Ford Motor Company to Help Put the Brakes on the Breast Cancer Epidemic
For Immediate Release Contact: Kira Jones Communications Manager (415) 243-9301 x 15 ksjones@bcaction.org SAN FRANCISCO, CA (October 1, 2018) –  Today Breast Cancer Action, the respected watchdog for the breast cancer movement, launched their “Put the B [...] READ MORE

October 02, 2017

Breast Cancer Action’s “Knot Our Pink Ribbon” Campaign Demands Estée Lauder Stop the Betrayal
For immediate release October 2, 2017 Contact: Kira Jones, Communications Officer (415) 243-9301 | ksjones@bcaction.org SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – Today, Breast Cancer Action, respected watchdog organization of the breast cancer movement, launched t [...] READ MORE

October 04, 2016

Breast Cancer Action Demands Agricultural Companies Stop Selling Pink Ribbon Citrus While Irrigating Food Crops With Oil Wastewater
For immediate release October 4, 2016 Contact: Caitlin Carmody, Communications Manager (415) 243-9301 x22 · ccarmody@bcaction.org SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the respected watchdog for the breast cancer movement, expressed outrage ov [...] READ MORE

July 21, 2016

Breast Cancer Organization to March Outside the DNC
For immediate release July 19th 2016 Contact: Joyce Bichler, Deputy Director (650) 544-4559 jbichler@bcaction.org SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the national watchdog for the breast cancer movement, will be leading a march in the [...] READ MORE

April 11, 2016

Breast Cancer Action Urges Women to Ask Questions Before They Participate in Breast Cancer Walks and Runs
For immediate release April 11, 2016 Contact: Caitlin Carmody, Communications Officer (415) 243-9301 x22 · ccarmody@bcaction.org SAN FRANCISCO, CA--Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the watchdog for the breast cancer movement, encourages would-be pa [...] READ MORE

January 12, 2016

USPSTF Breast Cancer Screening Recommendations Continue to Lag Behind Evidence
For immediate release January 11, 2016 Contact: Caitlin Carmody, Communications Officer (415) 243-9301 ccarmody@bcaction.org SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the nationally acclaimed watchdog for the breast cancer movement, today responded [...] READ MORE

October 20, 2015

American Cancer Society Screening Guidelines for Breast Cancer: Baby Step Toward Evidence-Based Recommendations
SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the nationally respected watchdog for the breast cancer movement, today welcomed the long overdue step the American Cancer Society (ACS) took in following the evidence on screening with the release of their [...] READ MORE

October 01, 2015

Breast Cancer Action Tells Pinkwashers to Stop Giving Toxic Cosmetics to Cancer Patients
For immediate release October 1, 2015 Contact: Caitlin Carmody, Communications Officer (415) 243-9301 x22 · ccarmody@bcaction.org Breast Cancer Action Tells Pinkwashers to Stop Giving Toxic Cosmetics to Cancer Patients SAN FRANCISCO, CA – Breast Cancer Ac [...] READ MORE

August 20, 2015

Breast Cancer Action Honors Acclaimed Ecologist Dr. Sandra Steingraber With Barbara Brenner Hell Raiser Award
For immediate release August 20, 2015 Contact: Caitlin Carmody, Communications Officer - ccarmody@bcaction.org – 415.243.9301, ext. 22 SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the respected watchdog for the breast cancer movement, announced tod [...] READ MORE

April 21, 2015

USPSTF Breast Cancer Screening Draft Recommendations Treading Water Despite Tidal Shift in Evidence
For immediate release April 21, 2015 Contact: Angela Wall, Communications Director (415) 243-9301, ext. 16 awall@bcaction.org SAN FRANCISCO, CA: Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the nationally acclaimed watchdog for the breast cancer movement, today [...] READ MORE

October 08, 2014

Susan G. Komen Partners With Global Fracking Corporation to Launch “Benzene and Formaldehyde for the Cure®”
For immediate release October 8th, 2014 Contact:  Angela Wall, Communications Director (415) 243-9301 x16 awall@bcaction.org San Francisco, CA – Breast Cancer Action today thanked Susan G. Komen and Baker Hughes for partnering on the most ludicrous piece [...] READ MORE

October 01, 2014

Breast Cancer Action Demands Pink Ribbon Marketers Stop the Distraction
For immediate release October 1st, 2014 Contact:  Angela Wall, Communications Director (415) 243-9301 x16 awall@bcaction.org SAN FRANCISCO, CA--Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the national watchdog for the breast cancer movement, today launched a sweeping [...] READ MORE

September 15, 2014

Should I Get A Mammogram? New Publication Gives Women Full Story About Breast Cancer Screening
SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the watchdog of the breast cancer movement whose mission is to achieve health justice for all women at risk or and living with breast cancer, has released “Should I Get A Mammogram?” Understanding the Har [...] READ MORE

October 01, 2013

Breast Cancer Action Declares “Toxic Time Is Up” & Calls for End to Pinkwashing through Chemical Regulation
For immediate release October 1, 2013 Contact: Angela Wall, Communications Director (415) 243-9301, x.16 awall@bcaction.org SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the respected watchdog of the breast cancer movement, today announced its 2013 [...] READ MORE

June 13, 2013

Breast Cancer Action Wins: SCOTUS Overturns Human Gene Patents
For immediate releaseJune 13th 2013Contact: Angela Wall, Communications Director(415) 243-9301 awall@bcaction.org Breast Cancer Action Wins: SCOTUS Overturns Human Gene Patents SAN FRANCISCO, CA--Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the respected watchdog of the [...] READ MORE

April 15, 2013

Breast Cancer Action Case Challenging Human Gene Patents: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
For immediate release. April 15, 2013 Contact: Angela Wall, Communications Manager (415) 243-9301 x16 awall@bcaction.org. Breast Cancer Action Case Challenging Human Gene Patents: U.S. Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments. SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Oral arguments in t [...] READ MORE

September 25, 2012

Breast Cancer Action Demands Elected Officials Take Action on Breast Cancer: “It’s an Epidemic, Stupid!”
For immediate releaseSeptember 25, 2012 Contact: Angela Wall, Communications Manager (415) 243-9301 x16 awall@bcaction.org SAN FRANCISCO, CA--Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the national watchdog of the breast cancer movement, today announced their 2012 [...] READ MORE

December 08, 2011

Breast Cancer Action says IOM Report misses important opportunities to turn the tide on the epidemic
For immediate releaseDecember 7th, 2011 Contact:  Angela Wall, Communications Manager (415) 243-9301 x16 awall@bcaction.org SAN FRANCISCO, CA--Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the respected watchdog of the breast cancer movement, responded with disappointment [...] READ MORE

September 27, 2011

Breast Cancer Action’s “Raise a Stink!” campaign urges a halt to pinkwashing
For immediate release September 27th, 2011 Angela Wall, Communications Manager (415) 243-9301, x.16 awall@bcaction.org SAN FRANCISCO, CA--Breast Cancer Action (BCAction), the respected watchdog of the breast cancer movement, today announced their “Raise a S [...] READ MORE

June 29, 2011

BCAction commends ODAC’s vote to revoke Avastin for metastatic breast cancer
Today, the FDA’s Oncological Drug Advisory Panel (ODAC) unanimously voted to revoke Avastin as a treatment for breast cancer.  They rejected a compromise proposal made by Genentech that the approval be retained while the company conducts another clinical [...] READ MORE

June 06, 2011

Breast Cancer Action Urges Caution Regarding Aromasin for Prevention
For immediate release Contact: Angela Wall, Communications Manager (415) 243-9301, x.16 awall@bcaction.org SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Breast Cancer Action (BCAction) called for caution today about the implications of a recently published study exploring the use of t [...] READ MORE

March 09, 2011

New Leadership: Karuna R. Jaggar appointed Executive Director of Breast Cancer Action
For Immediate Release Contact:  Angela Wall, PhD, Communications Manager Office: 415.243.9301 x16 San Francisco, CA— After an exhaustive search the Breast Cancer Action board of directors announced Karuna R. Jaggar as the organization’s new executive direc [...] READ MORE

November 02, 2010

Breast Cancer Message Barred in Eli Lilly’s Hometown
For Immediate Release Contacts: Angela Wall, Ph.D. Office: 415.243.9301 x16. Cell:  415.596.9687 Kimberly Irish, J.D. Office: 415-243-9301 x 11 Cell:  415.823.7901 San Francisco, CA—Breast Cancer Action (BCA) learned today that its efforts to deliver a [...] READ MORE

August 12, 2010

Barbara Brenner Announces Her Departure as Executive Director of Breast Cancer Action
For immediate release Contact: Angela Wall Communications Manager (415) 243-9301 awall@bcaction.org San Francisco, CA: Barbara Brenner, Executive Director of Breast Cancer Action (BCA) and a respected leader in the breast cancer movement, will step down [...] READ MORE

April 20, 2010

Breast Cancer Action Calls Shame on KFC’s Pink Buckets Campaign
Contact: Angela Wall (415) 243-9301 awall@bcaction.org www.bcaction.org www.thinkbeforeyoupink.org KFC's new pinkwashing campaign to "raise money for breast cancer” is half-cooked! San Francisco, CA: Breast Cancer Action--the respected watchdog of th [...] READ MORE

September 22, 2009

BCA Confronts Eli Lilly, Demands they Stop Milking Cancer
For Immediate Release Contact: Kasha Ho: 415-243-9301 ext. 11 CANCER ADVOCACY ORGANIZATION CONFRONTS THE SOURCE OF rBGH, DEMANDS PHARMACEUTICAL GIANT ELI LILLY STOP “MILKING CANCER” Breast Cancer Action Challenges Pharma Giant’s Marketing of the Artif [...] READ MORE

May 12, 2009

Breast Cancer Action Sues to End Gene Patenting
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Angela Wall 415.243.9301 ext. 16 Lawsuit Seeks Increased Access to Information for Breast Cancer Patients SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Breast Cancer Action (BCA) is challenging the legality of patenting human “breast cancer genes.” B [...] READ MORE

February 09, 2009

Breast Cancer Action Victorious in Yoplait “Pinkwashing” Campaign
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: Richard Leiter 415.243.9301 SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Breast Cancer Action (BCA)—the highly-regarded watchdog of the breast cancer movement—today announced the success of its campaign to have General Mills remove the cance [...] READ MORE

September 24, 2008

Breast Cancer Action Targets Yoplait In “Think Before You Pink” Campaign; Calls For Yogurt Without Artificial Hormones
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Richard Leiter 415.243.9301 “Think Before You Pink” campaign warns of “pinkwashing”. SAN FRANCISCO, CA—Breast Cancer Action—the respected watchdog of the breast cancer movement—announced the rollout of its 2008 “Think Befo [...] READ MORE

February 22, 2008

Patients Lose, Genentech Wins with FDA’s Avastin Ruling
For Immediate Release: Contact: Mary DeLucco Breast Cancer Action 415.243.9301 xt 16 San Francisco, CA—Breast Cancer Action (BCA) strongly disagrees with the Food and Drug Administration’s decision today giving accelerated approval to biotech company Gen [...] READ MORE

December 05, 2007

Breast Cancer Action Applauds FDA Recommendation to Deny Avastin for Breast Cancer Treatment
For Immediate Release Contact: Mary DeLucco Breast Cancer Action 415.243.9301 xt 16 Katrina Kahl Breast Cancer Action 415.243.9301 xt 19 San Francisco, CA—Breast Cancer Action (BCA) today applauded the recommendation by a Food & Drug Administration [...] READ MORE

December 03, 2007

Breast Cancer Action Calls for the FDA to Deny Avastin as a Breast Cancer Treatment
For Immediate Release Contact: Mary DeLucco Breast Cancer Action 415.243.9301 xt 16 Katrina Kahl Breast Cancer Action 415.243.9301 xt 19 San Francisco, CA—Breast Cancer Action (BCA) today called on the Food & Drug Administration to deny biotech co [...] READ MORE

November 08, 2007

Breast Cancer Action Applauds Anemia Drugs Warning; Questions Pharma Influence on FDA
For Immediate Release Contact: Mary DeLucco Breast Cancer Action 415.243.9301 xt 16 San Francisco, CA—Breast Cancer Action said that today’s action by the U.S. Food & Drug Administration warning about the risks that certain anemia drugs pose to [...] READ MORE

October 11, 2007

Breast Cancer Action Applauds New Direction in Breast Cancer Treatment Options
For Immediate Release Contact: Mary DeLucco Breast Cancer Action 415.243.9301 xt 16 Katrina Kahl Breast Cancer Action 415.243.9301 xt 19 San Francisco—Breast Cancer Action (BCA) said today that a new study that suggests that the chemotherapy drug T [...] READ MORE

October 01, 2007

Breast Cancer Action Launches 6th Year of Think Before You Pink
For Immediate Release Contact: Mary DeLucco Breast Cancer Action (415) 243-9301 ext. 16 Katrina Kahl Breast Cancer (415) 243-9301 ext. 19 San Francisco—Breast Cancer Action (BCA) today launched its annual Think Before You Pink campaign with a new f [...] READ MORE

July 24, 2007

Breast Cancer Action Opposes Raloxifene Recommendation
For Immediate Release Contact: Mary DeLucco Breast Cancer Action (415) 243-9301 ext. 16 San Francisco—Breast Cancer Action (BCA) opposes today’s recommendation by a U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) advisory panel to approve the use of raloxifene ( [...] READ MORE

July 17, 2007

Breast Cancer Action Says New Study Proves Diet Does Not Play a Major Role in Breast Cancer
For Immediate Release Contact: Mary DeLucco Breast Cancer Action (415) 243-9301 ext. 16 San Francisco, CA—Breast Cancer Action (BCA) said today it is not surprised that a new National Cancer Institute study finds that a diet high in vegetables, f [...] READ MORE

June 26, 2007

Breast Cancer Action Says Two New Drug Pricing Studies Miss the Mark
For Immediate Release: Contact: Mary DeLucco Breast Cancer Action (415) 243-9301 ext. 16 San Francisco, CA—Breast Cancer Action (BCA) today expressed grave concerns about two new studies that purport to justify the exorbitantly high price of breast ca [...] READ MORE

June 19, 2007

Breast Cancer Action Cheers National Cancer Institute’s Decision to Cancel STELLAR “Prevention” Trial
For Immediate Release Contact: Mary DeLucco Breast Cancer Action (415) 243-9301 ext. 16 San Francisco, CA—Breast Cancer Action (BCA) (www. bcaction.org) announced today its support for the National Cancer Institute’s decision not to go ahead with the P-4 [...] READ MORE

June 11, 2007

Breast Cancer Action Demands FDA Reform
For Immediate Release Contact: Mary DeLucco Breast Cancer Action (415) 243-9301 ext. 16 Breast Cancer Action Demands FDA Reform San Francisco, CA—Breast Cancer Action (BCA), a national grassroots education and advocacy organization, announced today t [...] READ MORE