Message from the Executive Director

Dear Friends in Prevention, This spring, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) brings vigor and growth to our 2016 program and events. – Against the Tide 2016 registration is now open! Come join us for our Statewide Annual Against the Tide swim, walk, kayak, and/or run athletic fundraising event to take place for the 24th year […]

CIGNA Update – A letter from MBCC’s Medical Adviser

Dear MBCC Supporter, A new study has shown that adding 3-D mammography (tomosynthesis) or ultrasound found an additional 24 cancers in 3,000 women with dense breasts in whom conventional mammogram detected no abnormalities. This data was presented at the 10th European Breast Cancer Conference. Breast density, defined as the relative amount of fibrous and glandular […]

Boston bill protects public from exposure to toxic chemicals, reflecting growing national demand for flame retardant-free furniture.

On March 23, 2016, Boston City Councilors passed a bill to amend the city’s Fire Prevention Code, allowing hospitals, schools, colleges, and other public buildings with sprinkler systems to use furniture free of toxic flame retardant chemicals. “This bill protects people from needless exposure to harmful flame retardants, creating a safer and healthier environment for […]

March NSTAR/Eversource Update

Submitted by Sue Phelan, As of today, the electric utility NSTAR/Eversource has yet to publish a 2016 Yearly Operational Plan for all parts of the State but it’s still a little too early to cheer…. Here’s the State regulator’s list of herbicides the utility is allowed to use on public and private property all over […]