Questions about Mayo Clinic deal with Minneapolis TV station

“Questions about Mayo Clinic deal with Minneapolis TV station,” by Trudy Lieberman, Health News Review.

Health News Review publishes a guest blog post by Trudy Lieberman, a veteran health care journalist who, for years, has tracked the cracks in the wall between health care news and health care advertising/sponsorship arrangements.

Back in 2007 writing for . . . → Read More: Questions about Mayo Clinic deal with Minneapolis TV station

Pharmascolds Are Not Worse Than The Pervasive Conflicts Of Interest They Criticize

“Pharmascolds Are Not Worse Than The Pervasive Conflicts Of Interest They Criticize,” by Larry Huston, Forbes.

Let’s start with a quick poll:

Which is worse?

A. The pervasive influence of industry on medicine, which has undermined the independence and altruism of physicians. B. The critics of industry influence, who have created a paranoid culture . . . → Read More: Pharmascolds are not worse than the pervasive conflicts of interest, they criticize

Government says four cancer charities are shams

“Government says four cancer charities are shams,” by David Fitzpatrick and Andrew Griffin, CNN.

In a joint action with attorneys general for each of the 50 states, the Federal Trade Commission says four cancer charities run by extended members of the same family conned donors out of $187 million from 2008 through 2012 and spent . . . → Read More: Government says four cancer charities are shams

The 'war on cancer' has run off course

“Change the cancer conversation: The ‘war on cancer’ has run off course,” by Colin Macilwain, Nature.

When Angelina Jolie had a double mastectomy in 2013 after genetic tests revealed her susceptibility to certain cancers, she urged others to consider their risk. Even more people will do so now that she has had her ovaries and . . . → Read More: The ‘war on cancer’ has run off course

Murky Devices: The PIP Breast Implant Scandal

In March 2010, French company Poly Implant Prothèse (PIP), a manufacturer of silicone breast implants since 1991 and one of the main producers of silicone breast implants for Europe and Latin America, was implicated in a scandal over a high rate of implant ruptures and use of substandard silicone. PIP had been using industrial-grade silicone . . . → Read More: Murky Devices: The PIP Breast Implant Scandal

New York Breast Cancer Network Rebukes a Perilous Pinkwashing Partnership Between Komen and Fracking

By Margaret Roberts, Laura Weinberg and Andi Gladstone of NYSBCN

The New York State Breast Cancer Network (NYSBCN) is the only network of community-based, survivor-driven, breast cancer organizations in New York. Collectively, our 22 member organizations reach over 100,000 New Yorkers each year with essential breast cancer support and information services. Many of our groups . . . → Read More: New York Breast Cancer Network Rebukes a Perilous Pinkwashing Partnership Between Komen and Fracking

Pinkwashing: Fracking Company Teams Up With Susan G. Komen to ‘End Breast Cancer Forever’

“Pinkwashing: Fracking Company Teams Up With Susan G. Komen to ‘End Breast Cancer Forever.’” By Sandra Steingraber, Ecowatch.

Susan G. Komen, the largest breast cancer organization in America with more than 100,000 volunteers and partnerships in more than 50 countries, has teamed up with Baker Hughes, one of the world’s largest oilfield service companies with . . . → Read More: Pinkwashing: Fracking Company Teams Up With Susan G. Komen to ‘End Breast Cancer Forever’

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

Published on Psychology Today Sept. 29, 2014

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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 . . . → Read More: Rethinking Pink: How This Work Started, And Why It Continues

We Need More Than Pink Cleats

“We Need More Than Pink Cleats” By Kiana Cox, The Feminist Wire.

How does the NFL through its Pink campaign claim to care about the lives of women, but does not see fit to address the danger that its own players pose to women?

Every October the NFL, in partnership with the American Cancer Society, . . . → Read More: We Need More Than Pink Cleats

Perilous equations? Empowerment and the pedagogy of fear in breast cancer awareness campaigns

Published in the Women’s Studies International Forum, 2014.

Abstract: Breast cancer awareness campaigns are the major strategy used by public institutions and private organizations to empower women about breast cancer. Yet, drawing on my own research and observations as an academic and activist over the past 9 years in Spain, I argue that these mainstream . . . → Read More: Perilous equations? Empowerment and the pedagogy of fear in breast cancer awareness campaigns

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