2015 To-do list: Change laws, shift markets. Check, check!

The Breast Cancer Fund’s single focus on preventing breast cancer by eliminating our exposure to toxic chemicals is what sets us apart from any other breast cancer organization. Together, we have worked to protect those we care about from these dangerous exposures. After all, prevention starts with what we put on and into our bodies. … Read more…

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…

6 things you can do to prevent breast cancer in 2015

The breast cancer movement has accomplished some remarkable things in recent years: breast cancer awareness is everywhere, we’re detecting it earlier than ever, and more women have access to quality care. So what’s next? It’s time to #RethinkThePink and turn our efforts toward prevention. Here are six things you can do to prevent breast cancer … Read more…

American Medical Women’s Association speaks out about endocrine disruption and breast cancer risk

In a recent joint statement with the Breast Cancer Fund, the American Medical Women’s Association called for a reduction of exposures to endocrine-disrupting chemicals and urged physicians and healthcare providers to educate the public and their own patients about ways to avoid chemicals linked to endocrine disruption. They’re not the first professional medical association to … Read more…

Top 10 tips to prevent breast cancer

Welcome to Breast Cancer Awareness month, when pink ribbons cover everything from toxic cosmetics to BPA-lined food cans, urging us to be aware of breast cancer. But when 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with the disease, how much more awareness do we need? The Breast Cancer Fund is working to shift the conversation … Read more…

CHEMICALS: Ob-gyn engagement on toxics law reform seen as major step (Greenwire,12/24/2013)

The burden of proof needs to shift. Right now, it’s on my patients and it’s on me. We need to get to where we’re shown that things are safe before we use them…

California bill would warn pregnant women about prenatal chemical exposures

When I was pregnant with my daughter three years ago, no one in my doctor’s office mentioned anything about the potential risks associated with chemical exposures, nor did they mention anything about the steps I could take to avoid these exposures.

Reset the Clock on Cancer: Tell the Senate to Fix Our Chemical Laws (Huffington Post, 8/1/13)

We need to reset the clock to a time when the public was not exposed to 84,000 unregulated chemicals, a time when mothers didn’t have to worry about their daughters entering puberty before they graduated from elementary school…

Reforming chemical law means saving lives (The Hill, 7/31/13)

Breast Cancer Fund op-ed in The Hill drives home the point: Fixing the 37-year-old Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) will mean having the courage to meaningfully regulate an industry that has enjoyed little oversight.

Scope Spotlight: Road less traveled (7/17/13)

Trekkers and climbers, including two oncologists, attract some well-deserved media attention for their participation in the Breast Cancer Fund’s Sacred Treks global mountaineering expedition.