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The Breast Cancer Consortium is an international network of scholars and advocates promoting efforts to increase understanding of the societal factors that affect breast cancer. They provide information to the public, the media, opinion leaders, and policymakers; Develop analyses, exhibits, publications, and multi-media tools; Foster collaboration among organizations, researchers, and advocates; Conduct research relative to the mission; Facilitate effective actions that promote understanding of the social, cultural, political, and economic factors that impact breast cancer.

Here are some of the ways you can help BCC change the paradigm.


Breast Cancer Action (BCAction) is a grassroots organization comprised of women with breast cancer and their supporters — ordinary people who, by educating themselves on the facts and the issues related to breast cancer, have empowered themselves and others to create needed change. BCAction works in coalition with other organizations to bring about important policy changes on the local, state, and federal levels. In 2002 BCAction started the Think Before You Pink® campaign, which calls for transparency and accountability by companies that take part in breast cancer fundraising, and encourages consumers to ask critical questions about pink ribbon promotions.

The BCAction Action Center lists the organization’s current action items oriented toward creating systemic change to end the breast cancer epidemic.


The Breast Cancer Fund works to connect the dots between breast cancer and exposures to chemicals and radiation in our everyday environments. They translate the growing body of scientific evidence linking breast cancer and environmental exposures into public education and advocacy campaigns that protect our health and reduce breast cancer risk. They help transform how our society thinks about and uses chemicals and radiation, with the goal of preventing breast cancer and sustaining health and life. They find practical solutions.

The Breast Cancer Fund lists a series of actions you can take to further the mission of preventing breast cancer by eliminating exposures to toxic chemicals and radiation linked to the disease.


The National Breast Cancer Coalition founded in 1991, is a network of hundreds of breast cancer and related organizations. Coalition members include cancer support, information and service groups, as well as women’s health and provider organizations. NBCC has a mission to eradicate breast cancer by working to raise public awareness of the issues hindering progress, focusing the actions of the United States government, research institutions, and consumer advocates, and participating in legislative, scientific, and regulatory decisions. The National Action Network is a key component of NBCC’s advocacy success in advancing a progressive breast cancer public policy agenda. With activist organizations and individuals in every state, this far-reaching grassroots network is comprised of women and men who share a sense of urgency about ending breast cancer. NBCC sends alerts and provides information needed to take effective actions such as making a phone call, signing a petition, sending an email to a member of Congress or perhaps a letter to the editor of your local paper.

Sign up for the National Action Network and receive Action Alerts with information about concrete things you can do to advance the cause of ending breast cancer.


SHARE (Self-Help for Women with Breast or Ovarian Cancer) has a mission to create and sustain a supportive network and community of women affected by breast or ovarian cancer. They provide telephone support, support groups, educational programs, and advocacy activities. Telephone support is toll-free (866) 891-2392 and offered in English, Spanish, and 10 other languages. SHARE also offers two programs that give volunteers an opportunity to educate themselves about breast and ovarian cancer so that they can advocate for research funds, legislation, and quality care.

  • Become a SHARE Advocates to speak out about breast and ovarian cancer among legislators, government agencies, drug companies, and medical practitioners.  Advocates also attend conferences held around the country, collaborate with other advocates, and blog periodically about various issues.
  • Become a SHARE Leader who graduates from an intensive basic science course on the science of breast cancer offered by the National Breast Cancer Coalition called Project LEAD.  SHARE Leaders gather monthly to keep up to date on scientific issues, such as new drugs or controversial treatment regimens. They use their knowledge to serve on FDA committees, research panels, and other vehicles.

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