BCC Quarterly (Issue 2) Is Out!

sulik headshot 10-20-15Dear Friends,

In the latest issue of the Breast Cancer Consortium Quarterly, we highlight So Much To Be Done, a must-read collection of writings from breast cancer activist, Barbara Brenner; a new edited collection The Invisible Scars (translated into Catalan), which features the feminist writings of several BCC partners; an important new documentary called The Good Breast, premiering at the Bentonville Film Festival on May 4th; our two cents about another crackpot news story brought to our attention by Health News Review; a thought piece about the dehumanizing impact of biomedical surveillance; a crowdsourcing opportunity to support a new Spanish documentary, ARRETA, on queer experiences of breast cancer; a research brief on representations of breast cancer in the Canadian news; and a beautiful article in memory of author and field biologist Eva Saulitis, who died from metastatic breast cancer earlier this year.

We’ve added the Lown Institute’s RightCare Alliance to our spotlights of key advocacy groups. See our website for a growing list of organizations worth watching and supporting.

Most importantly, we send love and support to our friend and colleague Jody Schoger, who has recently entered hospice care following nearly 3 years of treatment for a breast cancer recurrence.


Gayle Sulik, PhD (Founder and Principal Investigator)

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Many thanks to Dr. Rajani Bhatia at the University at Albany (SUNY) and Dr. Laura Heideman at Northern Illinois University’s Center for NGO Leadership and Development for arranging for Gayle Sulik to SKYPE into their classrooms to present “#RETHINK PINK: Moving Beyond Breast Cancer Awareness.”

On March 31, 2016 (In)visible Scars: Feminist Perspectives on Breast Cancer edited by Ana Porroche-Escudero, Gerard Coll-Planas, and Caterina Riba launched at the venue Francesca Bonnemaison in Barcelona, Spain. The book features feminist writing by several BCC partners. More »

2016 Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference to be held in Barcelona SPAIN from September 20 – 22, 2016. More »

4th Annual Lown Conference took place in Chicago from April 15-17, 2016. Find highlights here.

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“Pink Ribbon Blues”

Paperback includes a new Introduction on fundraising controversies and a color insert with images of, and reactions to, the pinking of breast cancer (2012).

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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