New study stokes debate about early-stage breast cancer treatments, shines light on need for primary prevention

  By Breast Cancer Fund Director of Science Sharima Rasanayagam, Ph.D. A new study, published in JAMA Oncology, found that aggressive treatments (surgery followed by radiation therapy) of ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, did not lead to a reduction in death. While the study sparks questions about how DCIS should be classified and treated, … Read more…

Toxic cosmetics offer rude awakening to college intern

by Lauren Trambley Do you know the chemicals that are lurking in your cosmetics bag? How about the ones hiding in the suds of your shampoo? What’s in the deodorant that seeps into your sweat glands? Okay, I’ll admit it. These are unfair questions. I can’t possibly imagine you read the labels of every product … Read more…

Climb Against The Odds 2015 – Home Sweet Home – Let the Celebrations Begin!!!

After having a hearty pancake breakfast the tired CAO climbers made their way back to where their adventure started.  This time they were greeted by throngs of well wishers with signs, cowbells, and pom-poms.  With big smiles on their faces they made their way back to their loved ones. To see Daniel this year’s  youngest climber, … Read more…

Climb Against the Odds 2015 – They are all back at base camp

Climbing the mountain to any height is a momentous undertaking.  But nothing makes The Breast Cancer Fund support team happier than when we can announce: THEY”RE BACK!!! All 20 climbers are back at Base Camp celebrating and recuperating from  their experience!  All of us supporters and loved ones are busily getting ready for a day … Read more…

Climb Against the Odds 2015 – Go team Go – All Climbers Have Reached their Personal Summit

Climbing Mt. Shasta is no small feat!  We celebrate and honor the climbers for 2015. They showed grit and determination in climbing the mountain. They showed commitment and generosity of spirit on and off the mountain. Thank you for supporting the Breast Cancer Fund and our mission to prevent breast cancer. Congratulations to all for … Read more…