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…

UCSF develops game-changing method to translate research on toxic chemicals and prevent disease

By David Tuller, Dr.PH. Everyone wants to know more than we currently do about the long-term effects of everyday exposures to toxic chemicals. Even obstetricians, who could be expected to have a handle on the science, report not knowing how to advise their pregnant patients, according to a recent survey led by colleagues at the … Read more…

Horst Rechelbacher, ‘Father of Safe Cosmetics,’ Dies at 72 (New York Times, 2/22/14)

Horst Rechelbacher, the father of safe cosmetics and founder of Aveda beauty products and Intelligent Nutrients, died on Feb. 15 in Osceola, Wis. at age 72. "Horst was in many ways the father of safe cosmetics,"[said Janet Nudelman of the Breast Cancer Fund & Campaign for Safe Cosmetics] "He took action to address the problem … Read more…

HBO film about flame retardants debuts and Calif. adopts new flammability standards

“These flame retardants represent a dizzying corporate scandal. It is a story of corporate greed, deceit and skulduggery….”