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September 17, 2020

The Fossil Fueled Health Crisis
Posted on September 17, 2020 Every year in the U.S., more than a quarter of a million people are diagnosed with breast cancer—a number that continues to rise. Many of these people have no family history of the disease, which raises the question “What causes b [...] READ MORE

July 19, 2018

At Cancer’s Margins: Sexual and Gender Marginality in Cancer Health and Experiences of Care
Posted on July 18, 2018 At Cancer’s Margins: Sexual and Gender Marginality in Cancer Health and Experiences of Care is a webinar that examines the resiliencies, biographical transitions, knowledge-seeking, and marginalization of gender and sexual mino [...] READ MORE

June 13, 2018

5 Years After the Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Gene Patents: Where do We Stand?
Posted on June 13, 2018 June 13, 2018 marks the 5th anniversary of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling to overturn one company’s patent on the human BRCA 1 and 2 genes! We’re celebrating this important win with a webinar featuring two women who pro [...] READ MORE

February 06, 2018

Right to Try vs. False Hope
Posted on February 6, 2018 Curious about the alarming and controversial drug access legislation known as “Right to Try”? This webinar breaks down the history and current context for access to experimental treatments and helps make sense of what the pas [...] READ MORE

January 17, 2018

Priced Out: The High Cost of Cancer Drugs
Posted on January 17, 2018 High drug prices mean treatments are out of reach for many people who desperately need them. We've reported for years on the ever-rising costs of cancer drugs. And while there seems to be no end in sight to the spiraling costs of [...] READ MORE

August 24, 2017

Toxic’s Still Not Tasty: Oil Wastewater and Your Food
Posted on August 24, 2017 What do oil production, agriculture, and breast cancer all have in common? Watch our free webinar to find out! Last year, our Think Before You Pink® campaign called out the practice of using oil wastewater to irrigate crops. We [...] READ MORE

May 25, 2017

The Case for Universal Healthcare
Posted on May 25, 2017 With the country’s healthcare system under attack, it’s an issue we’re all concerned about. There’s constant news about the ongoing efforts to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA), dispute about how to maintain protections f [...] READ MORE

March 03, 2017

Grassroots Fundraising With Integrity
Posted on March 3, 2017 There’s a lot at stake right now. A sworn enemy of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) was just confirmed to run it. A man who threatens to gut the Affordable Care Act now heads the Health and Human Services Department. From w [...] READ MORE

February 13, 2017

Is the “C” in DCIS Really Cancer?
Posted on February 13, 2017 Ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, accounts for about a quarter of breast cancer diagnoses, and there’s a lot of conflicting information out there about what DCIS is and what to do about it. This free webinar addresses these q [...] READ MORE

June 30, 2016

Learn. Share. Act: The Lymphedema Treatment Act
Posted on June 30, 2016 Lymphedema, which is the swelling of extremities when lymph nodes are removed or damaged, is a common side effect of breast cancer treatment. Although there is no cure for this debilitating side effect, there are effective [...] READ MORE

April 28, 2016

Think Before You Pink: Exercise You Mind
Posted on April 28, 2016 The webinar covered the politics of breast cancer walks and runs and how we can demand accountability and transparency in breast cancer fundraising. Our presenters were Alyssa Figueroa, BCAction's Campaigns Coordinator, Samantha [...] READ MORE

March 08, 2016

Communities Impacted by Fracking Coast to Coast
Posted on March 8, 2016 Communities across the U.S. are experiencing first-hand the health harms of fracking and other extreme forms of oil and gas extraction. The short-term health harms include asthma, nosebleeds and headaches and with 25% of chemicals [...] READ MORE

January 29, 2016

Environmental Exposures: Why Timing is Critical
Posted on January 29, 2016 Everyday toxic chemicals are bad for all of us, but there are periods in our lives when toxic chemicals have an even bigger impact on our health. These “windows of susceptibility” (for example, puberty and in utero) provide clues ab [...] READ MORE

October 28, 2015

What’s Hiding in Your Cosmetics?
Posted on October 28, 2015 On this webinar, attendees can learn more about the October 2015 Think Before You Pink® campaign, Poison Isn't Pretty, why we need stronger federal oversite to prevent toxic chemicals in personal care products, and what you can do t [...] READ MORE

September 24, 2015

Pink Ribbons, Inc. and STINK!: Films That Inspire Change
Posted on September 24, 2015 On the webinar Ravida Din, producer of Pink Ribbons, Inc. and Jon Whelan, director of STINK! talk about why they made their films, the importance to breast cancer activism, and how they hope to change the world through their [...] READ MORE

May 12, 2015

The Trials of Clinical Trials: The Importance of Including Everyone
Posted on May 12, 2015 When done well, clinical trials can help answer research questions and provide access to cutting edge treatments. They establish standards of care and inform the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) drug approval process. Once a [...] READ MORE

February 02, 2015

Female Firefighters and Breast Cancer Risk
Posted on February 2, 2015 Cancer rates are higher among firefighters than the general population. And women firefighters in San Francisco are specifically concerned about the number of younger women in their ranks facing a breast cancer diagnosis. Simply [...] READ MORE

December 11, 2014

“Please, Stop Staring At My Breasts!” The Sexualization of Breast Cancer
Posted on December 11, 2014 “Sexy” breast cancer campaigns focus on preserving women’s breasts instead of saving the lives of actual women. They objectify women, making breast cancer awareness all about one (highly sexualized) body part instead of women’s com [...] READ MORE

October 09, 2014

“Think Before You Pink®” Webinar
Posted on October 9, 2014 This unique webinar offers a “deep dive” exploration into how pink ribbon culture fails women as well as offering a positive alternative vision towards action that will really help address and end the breast cancer epidemic. Pre [...] READ MORE

June 18, 2014

Breast Cancer and the Environment: The Growing Evidence
Posted on June 18, 2014 We’re exposed to dozens of synthetic chemicals every day, and there is growing evidence linking breast cancer to some of these toxic chemicals. This webinar explored important questions about breast cancer and the environment, i [...] READ MORE

May 07, 2014

Does Early Detection Save Lives?
Posted on May 7, 2014 In February, the results of one of the largest studies on screening mammography to date were published in the British Medical Journal. The Canadian study revealed that even though mammography is finding more and more breast cancer [...] READ MORE

March 06, 2014

FDA Approval: Who’s Being Harmed and Who’s Being Helped?
Posted on March 6, 2014 How the heck does the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) decide whether a new breast cancer treatment or diagnostic tool is safe and effective? Why are new drugs and devices not necessarily better than old ones? What does it mean [...] READ MORE

February 19, 2014

The Ecology of Breast Cancer with Ted Schettler, MD, MPH
Posted on February 19, 2014 Dr. Schettler is a leading voice in understanding how we interact with our environment and the impact it has on our health. He joined us to discuss the insights and analysis of his new book The Ecology of Breast Cancer: The [...] READ MORE

October 17, 2013

What Are Pink Ribbons Hiding?
Posted on October 17, 2013 Why is the breast cancer epidemic still raging after 30 years of “awareness” and pink ribbon products? Each year, corporations pack the shelves with pink ribbon products, surrounding us with “breast cancer awareness” messages. These [...] READ MORE

August 02, 2013

What’s the Big Idea? Environmental Exposures and the State of Chemical Reform Policy
Posted on August 2, 2013 With more than 85,000 synthetic chemicals in use, expecting each of us to regulate our exposure to these chemicals through our consumer choices is an unacceptable solution. We are involuntarily exposed to chemicals and radiation on a [...] READ MORE

June 25, 2013

The Supreme Court Decision to Overturn Gene Patents: What it Means for You
Posted on June 25, 2013 What does today’s Supreme Court decision to overturn gene patents mean for you? Listen to an outstanding panel of experts answer questions about the far-reaching impact of the Supreme Court’s decision for patients, research, tre [...] READ MORE

May 30, 2013

Separating Hype from Hope: Breast Cancer Media Literacy
Posted on March 30, 2013 As media consumers, how can we separate the media hype from the real progress? How can we understand the relevance and importance of a news story, as well as determine whether a particular article is only telling half the story or [...] READ MORE

April 30, 2013

Fracking and Its Connection to Breast Cancer
Posted on April 30, 2013 In the grossly under-regulated fracking industry, industry sponsored loopholes as well as a lack of common sense in both federal and state laws, leaves us all vulnerable to the health risks of fracking. Breast Cancer Action is [...] READ MORE

March 14, 2013

The Oversimplification of Early Detection: Screening Mammography and Breast Cancer Overdiagnosis
Posted on March 14, 2013 This webinar was hosted by: Tracy Weitz, BCAction Board Chair and Director, Advancing New Standards in Reproductive Health (ANSIRH), University of California, San Francisco H. Gilbert Welch, MD, Professor of Medicine at the [...] READ MORE

November 30, 2012

Toxic Cosmetics Part 2: Demanding Stronger Regulation
Posted on November 30, 2012 This webinar featured two of our partners—the California Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative and the Environmental Working Group, and follows up on our similar webinar last year,  "Toxic Cosmetics: What Consumers Don’t Know About Thei [...] READ MORE

October 30, 2012

It’s An Epidemic, Stupid! Campaign Briefing
Posted on October 30, 2012 After three decades of “awareness” campaigns and billions of dollars raised, breast cancer remains a public health crisis of epidemic proportions. Here at Breast Cancer Action, we believe that the government has a unique and ess [...] READ MORE

August 06, 2012

Reducing Inequities in Breast Cancer: Why Experience Matters
Posted on August 6, 2012 Part Two in our series of important webinars on inequities in breast cancer focused on how race-related barriers like language, culture, discrimination and a history of mistrust of the medical system radically inform healthcare [...] READ MORE

June 01, 2012

Take Back Our Genes: Ending the Patents on Breast Cancer Genes
Posted on June 1, 2012 In 2009 Breast Cancer Action signed on as a plaintiff in the patent lawsuit challenging Myriad Genetics. The lawsuit, filed by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and the Public Patent Foundation, challenges the validity of the [...] READ MORE

May 01, 2012

Inequities in Breast Cancer: Race and Place Matter
Posted on May 1, 2012 Inequities in breast cancer risk and outcomes vary among different racial and ethnic communities and are well documented. In our efforts to address and end this disease, health activists, practitioners, and legislators must focus on the [...] READ MORE

March 01, 2012

Protecting Our Health and Environment: Uniting to Change U.S. Chemical Policy
Posted on March 1, 2012 On this webinar you will learn how legislative chemical reform affects you, your family and your community, and how to advocate for change that will protect all of our health. There are more than 80,000 chemicals on the market [...] READ MORE

February 01, 2012

Turning Knowledge Into Action: The Think Before You Pink® Toolkit
Posted on February 1, 2012 This webinar will walk you through the tools and resources of Breast Cancer Action’s brand new Think Before You Pink® Toolkit, which puts the power of change in your hands. Learn about the multiple resources, action items, and to [...] READ MORE

January 01, 2012

New Report on Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Briefing for Advocates
Posted on January 1, 2012 Breast Cancer Action’s executive director, Karuna Jaggar presented joined by Janet Ackerman, Research Assistant at the Silent Spring Institute on Jan 24th and joined by Ruthann Rudel, MS, Director of Research at the Silent Spring I [...] READ MORE

November 01, 2011

Toxic Cosmetics: What’s in Your Personal Care Products and What You Can Do About It
Posted on November 1, 2011 Co-hosted by Nneka Leiba, Senior Analyst with the Environmental Working Group and Mia Davis, Organizing Director with the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Through this webinar you'll learn: A brief summary of the problem with [...] READ MORE

October 01, 2011

Make Action Speak Louder Than Pink
Posted on October 1, 2011 Co-hosted by author of Pink Ribbon Blues Gayle Sulik. This webinar covers: Why the pink ribbon appears on so many products, especially in October The history of Breast Cancer Awareness Month and its corporate ties How B [...] READ MORE

August 01, 2011

Gene Patenting
Posted on August 1, 2011 This webinar addresses gene patenting and its implications for women around the world. Participants learn about the latest news in the Myriad Genetics case, along with the basic science, patent law, and current campaign efforts [...] READ MORE

July 01, 2011

Sorting Out the Confusion: An In-Depth Look at Breast Cancer Screening
Posted on July 1, 2011 When the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) announced new recommendations for mammography screening in 2009, the ensuing media frenzy generated a lot of heated conversation. In the midst of that debate, BCAction was one of [...] READ MORE

June 01, 2011

Big Pharma, the FDA and Breast Cancer: Patients Before Profit
Posted on June 1, 2o11 Following The Politics of Breast Cancer webinar in May, we turned BCAction’s critical eye on the FDA and its drug approval process. Breast cancer treatments should be both the most effective and the least toxic possible. The s [...] READ MORE

May 01, 2011

The Politics of Breast Cancer
Posted on May 1, 2011 Why does BCAction so fiercely object to Breast Cancer Awareness Month? What is so wrong with pink ribbon marketing? Why on earth would corporations involved in the treatment and diagnosis of women with breast cancer try to control how [...] READ MORE