Intimacy Survey for People with Advanced Breast Cancer

METAvivor is a nonprofit organization dedicated to metastatic breast cancer (MBC) awareness, research, and support.

As part of this effort, METAvivor developed a project to explore the diverse problems and challenges people with MBC (also known as advanced breast cancer) have regarding sexual and emotional intimacy. In addition to detailing issues and concerns among . . . → Read More: Intimacy Survey for People with Advanced Breast Cancer

A few words about Jody Schoger

Our friend and colleague Jody Schoger died on May 18th at age 61 from metastatic breast cancer. She learned of her recurrence in April of 2013, following a 15-year remission. The news was shocking and devastating. But Jody, ever the rational and reflective patient advocate, shared her thoughts on the only ‘good’ way to cope . . . → Read More: A few words about Jody Schoger

Powerful advocate for breast cancer survivors dies

“Powerful advocate for breast cancer survivors dies” by Liz Szabo, USA Today.

Jody Schoger understood what it meant to be isolated. She once described how she “curled up like a turtle” in her hospital bed while fighting the life-threatening infection that followed surgery for breast cancer in 1998.

“I remember never even opening the blinds, . . . → Read More: Powerful advocate for breast cancer survivors dies

Queering Breast Cancer: ARRETA, The Documentary You Can Help To Finish

Filmmakers Raquel Marques and María Zafra are proud to announce a crowdfunding campaign for Arreta, a long overdue film on queer experiences of breast cancer.

“Arreta” (meaning ‘attention’ in Basque) is a compelling documentary filmed in Barcelona and Gernika, Spain, that follows Ainhoa, co-founder of Cancer Butch who, after being treated for breast cancer, . . . → Read More: Queering Breast Cancer: ARRETA, The Documentary You Can Help To Finish

We Love You, Jody

In the spring of 2013, our friend and colleague Jody Schoger was diagnosed with a breast cancer recurrence. After 15 years of remission, she was thrown back into breast cancer treatment. Only this time, it was a metastatic lobular breast cancer and life changed forever.

Living with an incurable cancer meant coming to terms with . . . → Read More: We Love You, Jody

The Good Breast, A Documentary

THE GOOD BREAST directed by Bernadette Wegenstein will be at the Bentonville Film Festival (BFF) on Wednesday, May 4th at 5pm.

BFF’s announcement of the 2016 lineup:

“Among the debuts are Running Wild, a Sharon Stone-led horse drama in which a young widow seeks to save her floundering business and heal her broken . . . → Read More: The Good Breast, A Documentary

Breast Reconstruction in Oncology and Cosmetic Surgery: A Comparative Sociological Analysis

Breast Cancer Consortium heartily congratulates BCC partner Cinzia Greco on the successful completion and formal defense of her dissertation research at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales (EHESS) and CERMES3 laboratory. Her comparative research in France and Italy explores how patients and doctors view and manage post-mastectomy breast reconstruction versus cosmetic breast surgery.

. . . → Read More: Breast Reconstruction in Oncology and Cosmetic Surgery: A Comparative Sociological Analysis

The Invisible Scars: Feminist Perspectives on Breast Cancer

Cicatrius (in)visibles (The Invisible Scars), a new book edited by Ana Porroche-Escudero, Gerard Coll-Planas, and Caterina Riba published in March (2016) by Capsa de Pandora.

The book, translated into in Catalan, demystifies the dominant discourses of pink ribbon culture, analyzes androcentric, political, and economic biases in breast cancer biomedicine, and explores embodied resistance . . . → Read More: The Invisible Scars: Feminist Perspectives on Breast Cancer

Call for Submissions - Engaging Ethically in the Age of “Sustainable Consumerism”

DEADLINE for expressions of interest: February 15, 2016

Women and Environments International Magazine (WEI) is seeking submissions for its upcoming issue on Engaging Ethically in the Age of Consumerism for publication in late 2016. The objective of this issue is to critically examine the influence of gender in building social . . . → Read More: Call for Submissions – Engaging Ethically in the Age of “Sustainable Consumerism”

2016 Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference

2016 Preventing Overdiagnosis Conference Registration / Call for Abstracts Open!

Deadline for Abstract Submissions March 31st 2016.

Themes Cover:

Widening disease definitions that cause overdiagnosis Genomics, unlimited potential for overdiagnosis? Economic consequences of overdiagnosis Ageing: overdiagnosis, dediagnosis and deprescribing Cultural and existential drivers of overdiagnosis Interventions to mitigate harms of overdiagnosis

Keynote Speakers Confirmed:

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