Women’s History Month: Honoring MBCC Women

In honor of National Women’s History Month, we present to you some of the most influential women in our history. We begin with the incomparable Rachel Carson, in whose legacy Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) founded Silent Spring Institute. With strength, intelligence, and compassion she alerted the world to the link between environmental contamination and human health effects including […]

Rate of Environmentally-related Diseases Continues to be High in Massachusetts

“The Bay State has alarmingly high rates of disease linked to environmental factors. We have one of the highest breast cancer incidence rates in the country. Children’s health is also a concern: Massachusetts has childhood cancer and asthma rates that are greater than the national average.” Dr. Richard Clapp, DSc, MHP, addresses the growing body […]

Advances in Breast Cancer Prevention

By Dr. Michael Misialek Associate Chair of Pathology, Newton-Wellesley Hospital Assistant Clinical Professor of Pathology, Tufts University School of Medicine Medical Adviser, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition In the United States, about 1 in 8 women will develop invasive breast cancer in her lifetime, and more than 40,000 women die yearly from breast cancer. As a […]

Message from the Executive Director

Dear Friends, The promise of a new year inspires us to reflect upon the past year, which – thanks to your support – was filled with education and advocacy for the prevention of environmental causes of breast cancer in both our communities and our homes. This past year began with the 2015 Party for Prevention […]