- In memory of Blandina Khondowe
- Barbara Brenner Breast Cancer Activist Scholarship
- Remembering Barbara
- Funeral arrangements and after
- Barbara Brenner 1951-2013
- Thanks and Blessings
- The Legislature and Breast Cancer: Not a Good Match
- Telling the FDA What I Think About ALS Drug Trials
- Has NBCC Lost Its Way?
- Steve Gleason: A Rare Celebrity Doing Good by Talking About His Illness
- Approaching Gun Violence as a Public Health Problem: Who Gets to Have a Say?
- Adventures with a Feeding Tube Replacement: A Not So Funny Story, a Cautionary Tale, and A Call To Action
- What I Learned as A Volunteer
- One More Time With Feeling: Can We Be Done With Mammography Screening?
- Sitting Down to Call Out Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)
- NBCC — The Promise, the Process and the Problems
- Who Shall Live and Who Shall Die? — A Yom Kippur Reflection
- Not So Funny Things Happened on the Way to a Diaphragm Pacer: When “Informed” is Not “Consent” and Related Adventures of an ALS Activist
- FDA to ALS Patients: Fuck You
- Fool Me Once, Shame on You. Fool Me Twice . . . : Nothing New at Komen
- Broadening ALS Research to Help Patients III: Make Biogen Idec Walk Its Talk
- Broadening ALS Research to Help Patients — II
- Let’s Broaden ALS Research to Help Patients
- The Supreme Court on Health Care II — The Medicaid Debacle
- Wonders Never Cease — The Supreme Court’s Health Care Decision
- Previews in Health Redux
- If you want to sign a letter calling on Nancy Brinker to resign
- Susan Love: Time to Think Before You Pink
- Tobacco Company Lies Don’t Mean You Should Vote for Prop. 29
- Odds and Ends in the Pink Ribbons Wars
- What Ever Happened to Previews of Coming Attractions in Health?
- Changing the Culture of Health Care in a Consumer Society — Not So Easy
- New ALS Treatment? — Hold Your Applause, Please
- Thoughts on Leadership – Listen Up, Nancy Brinker
- Choices: How I Live with ALS
- Don’t Be Surprised By the Undelivered Promise of Personalized Medicine
- Context is Everything — Framing the Film Pink Ribbons, Inc.
- Further Thoughts on Disability Access
- Komen’s True Colors: Red, not Pink
- Komen Politics: It’s Not Just About Abortion
- Gloves Off: What the Fuck, Komen?
- Pink Ribbons, Inc. is Coming to the US
- You Don’t Have to Talk Like Stephen Hawking
- Tikkun Olam and Corporate Responsibility
- IOM Report on Breast Cancer and The Environment: What Komen’s $1 million Bought
- Social Justice: The Health Connection
- Can We Watch Our Language, Please?
- Nothing Should Have to Be This Hard
- Is October Over Yet?
- Mi’She’Berach: Thoughts on Illness and Blessing
Ways to Look at Illness
Tag Archives: Komen
One More Time With Feeling: Can We Be Done With Mammography Screening?
October was long over when the New York Times ran an op-ed about mammography screening and over-diagnosis. The op-ed makes a compelling case for ending population-based mammography screening for breast cancer, based on the on the numbers of women who … Continue reading
Posted in Breast Cancer, Health Policy Tagged Komen, mammography screening, overdiagnosis, overtreatment 6 Comments
Odds and Ends in the Pink Ribbons Wars
If you like this blog, send it to some of your friend. Let’s keep the conversation going. The Language of Cancer You know doubt have noticed that the language of cancer is drawn largely from a bellicose framework. Women with … Continue reading
Posted in Breast Cancer Tagged armamentarium, Breast Cancer Action, Inc, Komen, Leslie Ann, major league baseball, Nancy Brinker, NFL, pink ribbons, war on canncer 5 Comments
Thoughts on Leadership – Listen Up, Nancy Brinker
If you like this blog, send it to your friends. Let’s keep the conversation going. My topic this week is not directly related to health. But it concerns a subject very important to all of us who care about health: … Continue reading
Posted in ALS, Breast Cancer Tagged Joanna Newcomb, Katherine McGhee, Komen, Nancy Macgregor, Race for teh Cure, Susan G.Komen for the Cure 5 Comments
Context is Everything — Framing the Film Pink Ribbons, Inc.
On Friday, February 24 there was screening of the documentary Pink Ribbons, Inc. at Smith College. As the recipient of the Smith College Medal for my work as a breast cancer activist, I gave a talk introducing the film. That … Continue reading
Posted in Breast Cancer, Environmental Health Tagged abortion, breast cancer walks, culture, General Mills, hand guns, KFC, Komen, mammograms, mammography, Massachusets, Nancy Brinker, Parenthood, pink ribbons, pink toilet paper, Planned, politics, rBGH, Smith College, Smith Medal, Susan Love, Think Before You Pink, womens health 10 Comments
Komen’s True Colors: Red, not Pink
If you like this blog, pass it on to your friends. Let’s keep the conversation going. So much has happened with the Komen/Planned Parenthood debacle that it’s hard for me to let go of the topic. It seems the only … Continue reading
Posted in Breast Cancer, Health Policy, Medical Science Tagged Christie Aschwanden, Clifton Fein, Karen Handel, Komen, Nancy Brinker, Planned Parenthood, Reuters 1 Comment
Komen Politics: It’s Not Just About Abortion
On February 4, 2012, the New York Times printed a very interesting story detailing Komen’s reversal of the Planned Parenthood funding decision: http://nyti.ms/ylctJT Here’s the letter I sent to the Editor in response. I don’t know if the Times will … Continue reading
Posted in Breast Cancer Tagged Affordable Care Act, Komen, Nancy Brinker, Patients' Bill of Rights 1 Comment
Gloves Off: What the Fuck, Komen?
If you like this blog, pass it on to 3 or more of your friends. Let’s keep the conversation going. Feb 3, 2012 Breaking News It seems that Komen couldn’t take the intense heat and media attention on this one. … Continue reading
Posted in Breast Cancer Tagged Brinker, Cliff Stearns, Elizabeth Thompson, Komen, Leslie Aun, Liz Thompson, Planned Parenthood 16 Comments
IOM Report on Breast Cancer and The Environment: What Komen’s $1 million Bought
If you like this blog, pass it on to three or more friends. Let’s keep the conversation going. Early this month the Institute of Medicine (IOM), an arm of the National Academy of Sciences, released a report on environmental links … Continue reading
Nothing Should Have to Be This Hard
I’m in touch with a lot of people about health issues. I continue to be amazed by the range of needs that people have, and how hard it is to meet them. But some of the issues that come to … Continue reading
Posted in ALS, Breast Cancer, Illness Tagged als, breast cancer, Greenwich CT, Komen, Nancy Brinker, Roger Petrone, sick time 17 Comments
Is October Over Yet?
October is often a beautiful fall month. It’s also my birthday month. But I learned early in my tenure at Breast Cancer Action to dread the month because everything turned pink. I had hoped that when I stepped down from … Continue reading