Breast cancer

Breast cancer

Pink ribbons, Inc.: breast cancer and the politics of philanthropy

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English
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Paper
Author: 
Samantha King
Publisher: 
University of Minnesota Press
Publication Date: 
2008

Traces how breast cancer has been transformed from a stigmatized disease and individual tragedy to a market-driven industry of survivorship. Questions the effectiveness and legitimacy of privately funded efforts to stop the epidemic among American women. Challenges the commercialization of the breast cancer movement.

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ISBN-10: 0816648999
ISBN-13: 978-0816648993
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Paperback: 208 pages

Pink ribbon blues: how breast cancer culture undermines women's health

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Author: 
Gayle Sulik
Publisher: 
Oxford University Press
Publication Date: 
2010

Discusses how "pink ribbon culture" has brought breast cancer advocacy much attention, but argues that it has not had the desired effect of improving women's health and may have done the opposite. Highlights the hidden costs of the pink ribbon as an industry, one in which breast cancer has become merely a brand name with a pink logo.Based on eight years of research, analysis of advertisements and breast cancer awareness campaigns, and hundreds of interviews with those affected by the disease. 

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ISBN-10: 0199740453
ISBN-13: 978-0199740451
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Hardcover: 400 pages

Pink ribbons, Inc.

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English
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Film
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Directed by Léa Pool
Produced by Ravida Din
Written by Patricia Kearns & Nancy Guerin and Léa Pool
Publisher: 
National Film Board of Canada
Publication Date: 
2012

A feature documentary that looks at how the breast cancer movement has moved from activism to consumerism and challenges viewers to rethink their assumptions about the meaning of breast cancer in our society. Inspired by the book Pink Ribbons, Inc.: Breast Cancer and the Politics of Philanthropy by Samantha King.

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Bay Area Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center (BABCERC)

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All women
Organization Type: 
Educational Institution
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English
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Research

One of four centers nationwide that studies the environmental causes of breast cancer by focusing on mammary gland development during puberty when the breast may be especially vulnerable to environmental influences. The Center is based at the University of California San Francisco under the leadership of Dr. Robert A. Hiatt, Director of Population Sciences, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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415.514.8183
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Email Address: 
bayarea@bcerc.org
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University of California, San Francisco
Addt'l Street Address: 
Box 0560
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San Francisco
Province: 
CA
Postal/ZIP Code: 
94143-0560
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USA

Puberty, breast cancer, and the environment

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Bay Area Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Center (BABCERC)
Publication Date: 
2009
Publication Place: 
San Francisco, CA

Myriad factors, including biology, the environment, lifestyle, and body composition, influence the age at which puberty begins. Studies have shown that women who start menstruating at an early age have an increased risk of developing breast cancer. This research in this report stems from the hypothesis that early environmental exposures can influence mammary gland or breast development and the age when puberty begins, which may in turn affect the risk of breast cancer in later life.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Breast cancer incidence and neighbourhood income

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English
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Author: 
Marilyn Borugian
John J. Spinelli
Zenaida Abanto
Chen Lydia Xu
Russell Wilkins
Publisher: 
Statistics Canada
Publication Date: 
2011
Publication Place: 
Ottawa, ON

Examines how, unlike several other diseases, breast cancer in developed countries is higher among women in higher income groups. They conclude that this association with income “may be partly related to differences in parity and screening mammography, but other factors remain to be identified.” 

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Breast Cancer Fund

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All women
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NGO - Non Government Organization
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English
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Research
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Works to show the connections between breast cancer and exposures to chemicals and radiation in everyday environments. Translates the growing body of scientific evidence linking breast cancer and environmental exposures into public education and advocacy campaigns that protect health and reduce breast cancer risk. Attempts to transform how our society thinks about and uses chemicals and radiation  with the goal of preventing breast cancer and sustaining health and life.

Primary Telephone: 
415-346-8223
Email Address: 
info@breastcancerfund.org
Fax Number: 
415-346-2975
Tollfree Phone Number: 
866-760-8223
Street Address: 
1388 Sutter Street, Suite 400
City: 
San Francisco
Province: 
California
Postal/ZIP Code: 
94109-5400
Country: 
USA

State of the evidence: the connection between breast cancer and the environment

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Janet Gray Ph.D.
Janet Nudelman, M.D.
Connie Engel, Ph.D.
Publisher: 
Breast Cancer Fund (US)
Publication Date: 
2008

A comprehensive report on the environmental exposures linked to increased breast cancer risk, including natural and synthetic estrogens; xenoestrogens and other endocrine-disrupting compounds; carcinogenic chemicals and radiation.

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Includes bibliographical references.

Engaging Seldom or Never Screened Women in Cancer Screening: A Compendium of Pan-Canadian Best and Promising Practices

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English
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South Riverdale Community Health Centre
Mount Sinai Hospital’s Marvelle Koffler Breast Centre
Toronto Public Health
Publication Date: 
July 2010
Publication Place: 
Toronto, ON

Compendium which profiles and showcases innovative and successful practices for increasing breast, cervical and colorectal cancer awareness and screening participation among women who are seldom or never screened.

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Funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada

Strength in numbers: project plans to unite support services for women with breast and reproductive cancers

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Canadian Women's Health Network (CWHN)
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Paper
Online
Author: 
Jane Shulman
Edition: 
Vol.12 No.1
Publisher: 
Canadian Women's Health Network
Publication Date: 
Fall/Winter 2009/2010
Publication Place: 
Winnipeg, MB

This article highlights the Canadian Partnership Against Cancer's 2008 report entitled "Where Do We Go From Here? Suport services for women with breast, cervical, ovarian and uterine cancer in Atlantic Canada" which looks at the idea of merging services to meet the needs of the underserved gynaecological cancer population.

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ISSN 14800039
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