Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation Teams with Susan G. Komen and Young Survival Coalition to Document the Collateral Damage of Breast Cancer

Dr. Susan Love just announced that three breast cancer organizations have joined forces to document the short- and long-term physical and emotional side effects of breast cancer treatments. The collaboration is part of the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation’s Health of Women [HOW] Study. The goal is to collect data on the collateral damage of breast cancer treatments to share . . . → Read More: Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation Teams with Susan G. Komen and Young Survival Coalition to Document the Collateral Damage of Breast Cancer

Adieu Marie-Laurence Waldelöf

Marie-Laurence Waldelöf died of breast cancer on December 25, 2012.

Fluent in french, swedish, and british english, Marie-Laurence Waldelöf of Paris, France specialized in copywriting and communications. After her breast cancer diagnosis in 2009, she began exploring the cultures and contexts of breast cancer. Triumphant survivorship did not represent her reality, as a patient, a person, or a . . . → Read More: Adieu Marie-Laurence Waldelöf

Announcing the Breast Cancer Consortium

In the last several years I have been engaged in public sociology to spur open and constructive dialogue about what is working and what is not working in the increasingly commercialized and superficial world of breast cancer. During this time and throughout my academic career I have worked with a network of individuals from diverse backgrounds and affiliations . . . → Read More: Announcing the Breast Cancer Consortium

Pink Ribbon Blues Blog Moves to pinkribbonblues.org

Given the high volume of readers and content, we’ve moved the Pink Ribbon Blues blog and website to its own domain at pinkribbonblues.org. How will this affect you?

If you have the Pink Ribbon Blues Blog on your blog roll, please update the link from www.gaylesulik.com TO www.pinkribbonblues.org! Otherwise, your blog roll will not be updated with new posts. If . . . → Read More: Pink Ribbon Blues Blog Moves To pinkribbonblues.org

Students at Michigan State University Discuss Pink Ribbon Blues as an Exemplar of Feminist Research

On Wednesday (April 18th) I’ll be doing a virtual workshop (via SKYPE teleconference) with students in Dr. Stephanie Nawyn‘s course on Feminist Research Methods at Michigan State University.

What is feminist research?

At its most basic level, feminist research actively seeks to remove power imbalances between research and subject; has a major role in changing social inequality; and begins with . . . → Read More: Students at Michigan State University Discuss Pink Ribbon Blues as an Exemplar of Feminist Research

“Pink Ribbon Blues” at SCSU!

Last week I presented “Pink Ribbon Blues” to medical sociology students at Southern Connecticut State University. Not only had they read the book in its entirety, they were full of insightful comments and questions following my 60-minute slide presentation. Our discussion revolved around key themes:

How did the pink ribbon become so profitable? Why isn’t the bulk . . . → Read More: “Pink Ribbon Blues” at SCSU!

Celebration of Rachel Cheetham Moro

The Celebration of Rachel’s Life event will be on Saturday, February 11, 2012 in New Jersey.

For those of you who cannot attend the event but would like to witness it, there will be a live streaming video you can watch. See details below. Please note that the stream will accommodate 750 people on a first come, first served basis.

. . . → Read More: Celebration of Rachel Cheetham Moro

Rachel Cheetham Moro 1970-2012

Rachel of The Cancer Culture Chronicles died early this morning following a long struggle with metastatic breast cancer. Although I find it difficult to write or even see through blurry tear-filled eyes, I need to share this with you today.

I first met Rachel in the blogosphere after Pink Ribbon Blues was released in October 2010. At the time, she . . . → Read More: Rachel Cheetham Moro 1970-2012

9. Pink Ribbons, Inc.

The day I saw an advertisement in Harper’s Magazine for Samantha King’s book, “Pink Ribbons, Inc.: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy,” I gasped. Not because of the title. I had been researching the social aspects of breast cancer for five years and was about to begin the next phase of my analysis into the industry and consumption side . . . → Read More: 9. Pink Ribbons, Inc.

Status Update: Cancer Is Not a Ribbon

The Cancer Show turned part of one of my blog posts into a status update:

“Cancer is not a ribbon, a screening test, or a leisure activity. It is not a sassy t-shirt, a proclamation of survivorship, or a gift worth giving. It is a disease. For 65 percent of those who are diagnosed, it will be the eventual cause . . . → Read More: Status Update: Cancer Is Not a Ribbon

"women urged to get screened because it might save their lives. But that’s only 1 possible outcome, and it’s the least likely one" @cragcrest cutt.ly/jei8WJr

“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