How looking for cancer’s causes became a political act

“How looking for cancer’s causes became a political act.” By Heather  Smith, Grist.

How does real political change happen? Jeanne Rizzo has spent decades figuring that out — but not along any typical route. First a psychiatric nurse, then a concert hall manager and film, music, and theater producer, she gradually became more and more involved in the Breast Cancer Fund — a national nonprofit that is unusual in focusing on investigating what causes breast cancer rather than how to cure it. Recently, Rizzo spoke to me about how a music producer gets pulled into the world of legislative politics — and how she figures out what to do when she gets there.

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