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Triple Negative Breast Cancer

by Joy Simha

Contributed by SHARE By Gail Garfield Schwartz – September 8, 2009 A breast cancer diagnosis of “triple negative” can leave you—as it did me—feeling helpless and clueless.  The received wisdom is that Triple Negative breast cancer (TNBC) is a particularly threatening cancer type for which there is seldom a good outcome.  But as usual, received […]

Using Complementary Therapies With Conventional Treatments

by Joy Simha

Our member organization, Breast Cancer Options contributed the following article: The terms “complementary medicine” and “alternative medicine” often are used interchangeably. However, though they sometimes refer to the same modalities, the two are very different.   Complementary medicine is used together with traditional Western medicine. Alternative medicine is used in place of conventional medicine. Many patients […]

It’s time to Bag the Bag

by Joy Simha

From Environmental Advocates of New YorkFrom Environmental Advocates of New York We’ve all seen them – plastic bags drifting down the street, caught in trees and bushes, and floating in water. New York City is currently working on legislation introduced by NYC Councilmember Brad Lander to curb the city’s dependence on single-use plastic bags. His […]

Do You Know What’s in Your Sales Receipt?

by Joy Simha

This article is from our member organization, Prevention is the Cure: April G Hannan, Karen Joy Miller 10.25.2012 Bisphenol A (BPA), is frequenting the news lately with relation to plastic containers; but did you know that most of your thermal printed receipts from gas stations, ATMS, restaurants, and retail stores contain BPA? BPA is a […]

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 […]

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 […]