BCC Quarterly Is Out (2014, Issue 1)

BalanceCROPRethinking Pink

The Breast Cancer Consortium entered its second year with no shortage of issues to analyze and report. On-air mammograms, celebrity spots, social media, another large study revealing limitations and harms of mammography screening, a new scandal involving the Komen organization, and ongoing efforts to rethink pink.

Jody Schoger was on Al Jazeera’s The Stream to discuss, “Grief and Death in the Time of Social Media.” I was interviewed about the politics of pink for a Rethink Pink Summit (have a listen), and was on NPR’s KCRW about the recent Canadian National Breast Screening Study.

I gave, or will be giving, Beyond Awareness presentations in person or via SKYPE at the University of the Pacific, Texas Woman’s University, City University of New York, Wake Forest University, Vassar College, SUNY New Paltz, and University at Albany.

In addition to the highlights here, read our 2013 Report on Activities. Go to the BCC website for book reviews, research briefs, articles, and resources. Visit our growing News & Views archive, which has relevant insights, news items, and perspectives on current issues in breast cancer, and health and medicine more generally.

Feel free to email me at gayle.sulik@breastcancerconsortium.net to share your news, get information, or set up your own Beyond Awareness campaign. And, please forward our newsletter to colleagues and friends who would be interested in our work.


Gayle A. Sulik, PhD (founder and executive director, Breast Cancer Consortium)

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"Seeing clearly through the pink haze" Toronto Sun

*Sad face*: Being happy does not help you live longer" New Scientist

How should we address breast cancer when norms continually change? The Guardian

Your Fun 'No Bra Day' Photos Are Overshadowing Terminal Breast Cancer Patients Broadly

Backlash against “pinkwashing” of breast cancer awareness campaigns BMJ

Breast Cancer to Rise 50 Percent by 2030? Hey, Not So Fast! Health News Review

Breast Cancer: The Flaws in the Cause iafrica.com

How to Make the Biggest Impact With Your Breast Cancer Donations Money

The Very Pink, Very Controversial Business of Breast Cancer Awareness Racked

NFL, Pink Ribbons Not Enough to Win over Women CNN

3 Questions We Need to Answer for Breast Cancer Awareness Month Chronicle of Philanthropy

The problem with National Breast Cancer Awareness Month Women's Health Magazine

Pink Ribbon Envy: Living with an Uncool Cancer The Nib

A Year After Bombings, Some Say 'Boston Strong' Has Gone Overboard NPR, All Things Considered

Canadian Mammogram Study KCRW, NPR Affiliate

Time to Debunk the Mammography Myth CNN

Breast Cancer: Awareness, Activism & Pinkwashing NPR Charlotte

Buying Pink Al Jazeera's The Stream Watch »

The Pink Backlash Orlando Sentinel

Why Jolie's Test Costs So Much CNN

Preventative Mastectomies: Disease and Deception BlogTalkRadio

Angelina Jolie and the 'Breast Cancer Gene' KCRW

Our Feel-Good War on Breast Cancer The New York Times Magazine.

The Story Behind the Pink Ribbon Campaign Sisters Talk Radio

WISH Interview Women's International Summit for Health

Making Cancer About The Patient, Not The Body Part CBS Pittsburgh

Sexy breast cancer campaigns anger many patients USA Today

The perils of pink The Daily

Komen pink campaign creates breast-cancer blues for some Dallas Morning News

A yellow flag for the NFL's pink New York Daily

Gayle Sulik named #7 in SharecareNow’s Top 10 Online Influencers in Breast Cancer

Breast cancer cancer causes so easily derailed Philly Inquirer

Komen Charity Under Microscope for Funding, Science Reuters

The Fight Against Cancer - And Abortion? Salon.com

Susan G. Komen For the Cure defunds Planned Parenthood. In Deep with Angie Coiro

Amid Breast Cancer Month, Is there Pink Fatigue? NPR's All Things Considered

How is Breast Cancer Culture Undermining Women's Health? America’s Radio News Network

Pink Ribbon Culture and Breast Cancer The Kojo Nnamdi Show

The Big Business of Breast Cancer
Marie Claire

Does Breast Cancer Awareness Month Crowd Out Other Diseases? Slate

Pink Inc. Has Many Starting to See Red The Sacramento Bee

Get Your Pink Off Ottawa Citizen

Komen Pink Ribbons Raise Green and Questions USA Today