The Breast Cancer Action Podcast

Breast Cancer Action Podcast LogoPut on your headphones and get fired up! The Breast Cancer Action Podcast is live. Subscribe today using the links at the bottom of this page.

We’ll bring you the same one-of-a-kind content and analysis – now in a podcast. Together we’ll talk to scientists, thought leaders, activists, and women living with breast cancer. We’ll peel away the pink washing and expose the truth about the breast cancer industry; we’ll also give you tools you can use to make a difference.

Hosted by Karuna Jaggar, Breast Cancer Action’s Executive Director, The Breast Cancer Action Podcast is for everyone who wants fearless, frank, and fact-based information about breast cancer. Because we’re going to do something besides worry.

Breast Cancer Action Podcast logoWhat the National Cancer Institute Leaves Out About Environmental Exposures

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 (NCI), downplays these connections. This... Read more

Breast Cancer Action Podcast logoStress, Racism, and the Breast Cancer Connection

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. Lauren Ellman, studies prenatal and... Read more

Breast Cancer Action Podcast logoThe Medical Industrial Complex Meets the FDA

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 award-winning independent medical investigative... Read more

Breast Cancer Action Podcast LogoLessons from HIV/AIDS and Breast Cancer in the Age of COVID-19

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 podcast. Dr. Gonsalves, an AIDS activist turned... Read more

Breast Cancer Action Podcast LogoThe Risks of Sidelining Science – From the Coronavirus to Breast Cancer

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. You’ll learn about a proposed rule that would... Read more

Breast Cancer Action Podcast LogoBreast Implants: What You Need to Know

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 as many as 100,000 women a year get implants... Read more

3M’s Post-its Peel Off But PFAS Are Forever

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 corporate giant 3M seventy years ago. And find out what... Read more

Say Never to Forever Chemicals

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 with 3M’s pink ribbon Post-its? What... Read more

Unraveling the Pink Ribbon

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 Jaggar and Yamini Ranchod to talk about pink... Read more

The Breast Cancer Action Podcast

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 one-of-a-kind content and analysis–now in a... Read more