The Source • Summer 2010 • Issue 110

20 years later: Belle Shayer

By Belle Shayer Belle Shayer is the only surviving founding leader of Breast Cancer Action. After she was initially treated for breast cancer in 1984, she was told she was cured. When her cancer recurred in 1988, she felt shattered, frightened, and furious. But she did… Read More

BCA Updates Screening Policy

The confusion that emerged in response to the new USPSTF screening recommendations prompted us to convene a BCA Screening Revisions Taskforce. After five months of review and research, we have released our Screening Recommendations and Policy to clarify the benefits of breast cancer screening, and… Read More

Getting the Right Test Can Determine the Right Treatment and So Can What the FDA Does

By Barbara Brenner You may have noticed a recent New York Times article about the challenge of accurate testing to determine what drugs are appropriate for cancer patients, particularly breast cancer patients. As we’ve come to expect, the press was covering an issue we’ve been concerned… Read More