Blaming the Southern Victim: A Case in Italy

Why is so much attention being drawn to lifestyle risks in places where the risk of developing cancer due to environmental factors has already been established?

Toxic refuse has been illegally disposed of for a long time (potentially since the late 1980s) in Campania, a territory in Italy known as Terra dei fuochi (‘Land of . . . → Read More: Blaming the Southern Victim: A Case in Italy

Report Faults Priorities in Studying Breast Cancer

“Report Faults Priorities in Studying Breast Cancer.” By Denise Grady, The New York Times

Too little of the money the federal government spends on breast cancer research goes toward finding environmental causes of the disease and ways to prevent it, according to a new report from a group of scientists, government officials and patient advocates . . . → Read More: Report Faults Priorities in Studying Breast Cancer

Research Brief --

Professors Lori Baralt of California State University, Long Beach and Tracy A. Weitz of University of California, San Francisco published a commentary in Women’s Health Issues (PDF) [2012; 22-6:e509-e512] about the Komen-Planned Parenthood Controversy and the long history of politicization that preceded the incident. They argue that the scandal was largely presented in mass media . . . → Read More: Research Brief — “The Komen–Planned Parenthood Controversy: Bringing the Politics of Breast Cancer Advocacy to the Forefront”

Breast Cancer and the Environment

A 2011 report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach, examines the existing literature on breast cancer risk posed by various environmental factors, highlights actions that offer potential to reduce risk, and recommends key areas for future research. The report, sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the . . . → Read More: Breast Cancer and the Environment