How should we address breast cancer when norms continually change?

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When faced with decisions about breast cancer treatment or screening, it can be hard to know what to think.

Gayle Sulik, The Guardian, Oct. 20, 2015

Three decades ago, researchers believed breast cancer was one disease, so it made sense to treat it that way. However, the usual battery of slash (surgery), . . . → Read More: How should we address breast cancer when norms continually change?

Review: Dr. Susan Love's Breast Book

About every five years, Dr. Susan Love MD, MBA fully revises and updates her comprehensive yet accessible book on breast cancer, Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book. Now in its 6th edition, the book continually reflects ongoing changes in scientific and clinical understandings of breast cancer and relies on the most current information to help readers to make sense of the . . . → Read More: Review: Dr. Susan Love’s Breast Book

Waiting for Cancer to Come - A Book Review

When the Human Genome Project started in 1990, there were fewer than 100 genes associated with human diseases. Now with the human genetic code fully mapped there are thousands of diseases and disorders associated with genetic sequences or mutations, along with genetics-based (i.e., “personalized”) approaches to disease prevention, detection, and treatment. There are genomic applications in pre- and postnatal testing . . . → Read More: Waiting for Cancer to Come – A Book Review

Rethinking Pink: How This Work Started, And Why It Continues

Published on Psychology Today Sept. 29, 2014

Photo by the author

It all started with Cathy. Then after Rachel came into my life I knew the critical stance I had taken on the culture and industry surrounding breast cancer would keep going until meaningful change became a reality.

As with many people involved in social movements, my . . . → Read More: Rethinking Pink: How This Work Started, And Why It Continues

Decision-Making in the Midst of Medical Un/Certainty

Evidence and controversy over Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM)

A recent string of articles in the media (and discussions in social media) have considered a particular type of breast cancer treatment called Contralateral Prophylactic Mastectomy (CPM). CPM involves the removal of both the breast where breast cancer cells have been found and the healthy breast on the other side.

While . . . → Read More: Decision-making in the midst of medical un/certainty

A Call for Elevated Science and Honorable Dialogue

Physicians, scientists and others resist industry ire in debate over statins

In the essay “Is This Science or Censorship?” I recounted how new guidelines advising use of cholesterol-lowering drugs called statins (medications like Lipitor, Crestor, Levacor and others) for the primary prevention of heart disease is at the center of heated debate. If the new guidelines are followed, it . . . → Read More: A Call for Elevated Science and Honorable Dialogue

Is This Science or Censorship? Statin guidelines, heart disease, and threats to evidence-based publishing

There are two parts to this story. The first involves a scientific debate about new guidelines for prescribing cholesterol-lowering drugs. The second is about threats to that scientific debate, as an industry heavyweight in support of the guidelines holds court in mass media to demand retraction of two research articles (published in the international medical journal, The BMJ) that argue . . . → Read More: Is This Science or Censorship?

"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

“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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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

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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

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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

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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
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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

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