The Source • Summer 2017 • Issue 131

Check out the latest issue of BCAction’s newsletter, The Source. In this issue you’ll find information about healthcare reform, important action alerts, a webinar on DCIS, and much more. Want The Source delivered directly to your inbox? Sign up here. To print a PDF of this issue, click here.

From the Executive Director: We Are Angry for Good Reason

Breast cancer sucks, and so does the current attack on any collective progress we’ve made over the past few decades—progress that’s moved the needle on gender equality, civil rights, LGBTQ rights, environmental protections, and healthcare. Read More

Universal Healthcare

At Breast Cancer Action, we envision a healthcare system in which everyone has access to healthcare that is compassionate, culturally competent, evidence-based, supports patient decision-making, and devotes adequate resources to prevention. We believe the United States healthcare system should guarantee affordable healthcare to everyone in… Read More

Pembrolizumab Does More for the Pharmaceutical Industry than Cancer Patients

By Leslie Riddle, Program Officer Last week, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to pembrolizumab (pem-broe-li-zoo-mab), (brand name Keytruda), a cancer immunotherapy manufactured by Merck & Co. for the treatment of adults and children with advanced cancers that have the microsatellite instability-high… Read More