Posts by Bridgett Perry

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Empowering Our Youth: Encouraging Guardians of the Future

by Bridgett Perry

From Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition/Prevention is the Cure HBCAC is proud to announce the debut of our short documentary “Empowering Our Youth: Encouraging Guardians of the Future.” Focusing on the Students and Scientist Environmental Research Scholarship Program, the film takes a closer look into how programs like these have an impact on students, their families, […]

Breast Cancer Risk: Timing and Environmental Exposures

by Bridgett Perry

From Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition/Prevention is the Cure BREAST CANCER RISK: TIMING AND ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES  A discussion on the timing of exposure and consumer products By Susan Teitelbaum, Ph.D.; Jia Chen, Sc.D.; Karen Joy Miller and Laura Weinberg Breast cancer risk is associated with exposure to environmental endocrine disruptors. The term “endocrine disruptors” may sound […]

Recent Research: (Aspirin – Bilateral Mastectomy – Bras)

by Bridgett Perry

From Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer (CRAAB) by Jessica Werder, M.P.H. Please note that, while the studies listed below are both scientifically and methodologically sound, caution should be exercised in drawing conclusions from any one study. You can access this column from previous newsletters at Anti-inflammatory Aspirin May Reduce Breast Cancer Recurrence in Obese […]

Cancer Treatment Centers of America: Let the Buyer Be Aware

by Bridgett Perry

From Capital Region Action Against Breast Cancer By Bonnie B. Spanier, Ph.D., Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, and CRAAB! science consultant Last October, I was monitoring local Breast Cancer Awareness Month messages in South Jersey (visiting my family) with an eye for hype around mammogram screening. Fitting that bill was a TV ad for Cancer Treatment Centers […]

The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester

by Bridgett Perry

The Breast Cancer Coalition of Rochester is a diverse group of breast cancer activists. We are survivors, warriors, and advocates. We are women, men, families, partners, mothers, sisters, daughters, friends, and others dedicated to our mission. We are a local grassroots organization whose mission is to provide support to those touched by a diagnosis of […]

Senate Bill Would Ease Federal Prohibition Of Medical Marijuana

by Bridgett Perry

From the Huffington Post –  Bipartisan Senate legislation to be announced Tuesday would shield medical marijuana patients, doctors and businesses from federal prosecution in states that have legalized marijuana for medical purposes, and would remove marijuana from the category of most-dangerous drugs, The Huffington Post has learned.  Read more at

Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes

by Bridgett Perry

The Cancer Resource Center of the Finger Lakes (CRCFL) is a well-established cancer support organization serving individuals in and around Tompkins County. While our services have evolved over the past twenty years, our mission remains rooted in our beginnings as the Ithaca Breast Cancer Alliance (IBCA). We know that when a person is told, “You […]

Governor Cuomo Bans Fracking in New York!

by Bridgett Perry

The New York State Breast Cancer Network sends a huge thank you to Governor Cuomo for banning fracking in New York!  We are so grateful that Governor Cuomo  based his decision on science and knew that, in the end, the health and safety of New Yorkers must always come first.  We join the entire state […]

NYSBCN Calls Out Komen’s Connection to Fracking

by Bridgett Perry

By Margaret Roberts, Laura Weinberg and Andi Gladstone of NYSBCN The New York State Breast Cancer Network is the only network of community-based, survivor-driven, breast cancer organizations in New York.  Collectively, our 22 member organizations reach over 100,000 New Yorkers each year with essential breast cancer support and information services.  Many of our groups provide […]