Tag Archives: breast cancer

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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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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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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Dear California: Fossil Fuels are Fueling a Public Health Crisis

Fossil fuel production is fueling the cancer and climate crisis -- and threatening our health and our communities. Read more
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Calling on Governor Newsom to End the Fossil-Fueled Cancer Crisis

California is astoundingly beautiful, but it is also the third largest oil-producing state in the country. Oil production, including fracking and dangerous drilling, is not only hard on the environment; the many toxic chemicals spewed out in the process are a threat to human... Read more
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SABCS 2019

by Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director Every year we go to the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS), the largest breast cancer conference in the world, so we can bring you  updates and analysis of the latest breast cancer research and treatment. It's impossible to... Read more
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SABCS 2019: Tiny treatment updates via Tweet

Over a thousand papers are presented at the San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium each year, and I attend more than 12 hours of presentations and discussions each day. It’s a lot to cover and I try to focus on the results that are most relevant and interesting to our... Read more
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SABCS 2019: Spending, Cost, and ‘Value’ of Breast Cancer Treatments

by Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director  The San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium is a study in contrasts every year. Expensive suits mingle with headscarves. Glossy industry promotions include details about horrible side effects of treatments. And rows of tricked-out booths... Read more
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SABCS 2019: Mixed Results for Hormone Replacement Therapy and Breast Cancer Risk

by Karuna Jaggar, Executive Director A large, federally-funded study evaluating the use of hormone replacement therapy (HRT) to reduce the risk of heart disease, bone loss, and other effects of menopause was stopped early in 2002 when researchers found more breast cancers... Read more
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