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08.26.15

New study stokes debate about early-stage breast cancer treatments, shines light on need for primary prevention

  By Breast Cancer Fund Director of Science Sharima Rasanayagam, Ph.D. A new study, published in JAMA Oncology, found that aggressive treatments (surgery followed by radiation therapy) of ductal carcinoma in situ, or DCIS, did not lead to a reduction in death. While the study sparks questions about how DCIS should be classified and treated, ... Read more...

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Mary Brune

Mary Brune

Mary Brune was nursing her baby when she saw a news report about breast milk being contaminated with perchlorate, a component of rocket fuel. Turning her outrage into activism, she co-founded Making Our Milk Safe (MOMS).  Since that moment in 2005, MOMS has become a unique and powerful force in the environmental health movement: nursing mothers working to reduce children’s exposure to harmful chemicals linked to later-life diseases, including breast cancer. Under Mary’s leadership, MOMS has been an invaluable partner to the Breast Cancer Fund, and both MOMS and Mary were honored in 2009 with a Hero Award.