Breast Cancer Consortium Quarterly 2015 (1) Is Out!

BCC initials square logo 2-5-13Remembering What’s Important

February is a hard month for the Breast Cancer Consortium, as we remember our friend and collaborator Rachel Cheetham Moro. Rachel was on the ground floor of BCC’s planning but died 8 months before we launched in 2012.

Even people who never met Rachel in person knew of her witty humor, evidence-based rants, and unrelenting commitment to truth-telling. In this issue, we share two remembrances of Rachel, one from Sarah Horton in Liverpool, the other from Grazia De Michele in Brighton.

Together, their words speak for many of us: “Rachel. We’re so glad we knew you….With you in our heart, we go on.”


I’m thrilled to have received a scholarship to attend the 2015 Lown Institute Conference, Road to RightCare: Engage, Organize, Transform from March 8-11 in San Diego, CA. Those who attend this meeting will have an opportunity to meet clinicians, patient advocates, and community leaders, learn from one another, uncover the deeply embedded causes and consequences of medical misuse and find innovative ways to address it. There is still time to register for this important conference. Go here.

Sociologists for Women in Society (SWS) is currently accepting applications for the 2015 Barbara Rosenblum Dissertation Scholarship for the Study of Women and Cancer. Go here to learn more about eligibility and proposal requirements. DUE April 1.

Many thanks to Grazia De Michele for being BCC’s social media contact. Find BCC on facebook or twitter.


Please forward the BCCQ to colleagues and friends who would be interested in our work. Or, you can “like” or “tweet” this issue.

Thank you for reading, and for your continued support in changing the breast cancer paradigm.


Gayle A. Sulik, PhD (Founder and Principal Investigator)

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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

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

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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?

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