Breast Cancer Prevention Begins in the Womb

Guest blog by Ted Schettler, M.D., M.P.H. As breast cancer awareness month ends with its primary emphasis on early detection I’ve been more interested in what we’ve learned about opportunities for prevention. Amidst all the pink ribbons and disagreements about optimal mammography scheduling an important theme seems to be finally taking hold. Although opportunities abound … Read more…

Media Roundup: Calif. takes on controversial flame retardant chemical (3/13/14-3/14/14)

Solidifying its national leadership to halt the use of a highly toxic flame retardant chemical linked to cancer and other serious health effects, Gov. Jerry Brown's administration issued new rules requiring the evaluation of the safety of TDCPP (chlorinated Tris) and its alternatives used in children’s sleep products sold in the state of California. As … Read more…

FDA Bans BPA in Baby Formula (Media Roundup, 7/11/13- 7/12/13)

FDA’s ban on BPA in baby formula is another milestone in the people-powered movement to to get BPA out of our food.

Will the War on Cancer Evolve to Take on Environmental Risks? (Huffington Post, 5/6/2010)

After 40 years of war on cancer, this year more than half a million Americans are expected to die from cancer – about 1,500 a day – and nearly 1.5 million new cases will be diagnosed.