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 […]

On the Need for Research-Tested Smartphone Applications for Reducing Exposures to Known or Suspected Breast Carcinogens in Work and Home Environments

J Environ Health Sci. 2015. Published online 2015 Oct 29. Steven S. Coughlin 1, Molly Jacobs 2, Herpreet Thind 1, Nicole Champagne 1, Benyuan Liu 3, Margo Simon Golden 4, Cheryl Osimo 4, Natalicia Tracy 5, and Rachel I. Massey 6 1 – Department of Community Health and Sustainability, Division of Public Health, University of […]

Cigna will cease coverage for 3-D mammography

On December 14, 2015, Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) urged its supporters to reach out to Cigna Insurance, who recently announced their decision to cease coverage of 3-D mammograms after February 15, 2016. 3-D mammography, also known as tomosynthesis, is a new technology that allows for visualization of the entire breast in multiple thin sections. […]

Dr. Michael Misialek reaches out to Cigna Insurance

Dr. Michael Misialek’s first outreach letter to Cigna Insurance  Dear Mr. Cordani, I am a pathologist in Boston who has seen the power of 3-D mammography (DBT). Simply put, women’s lives have been saved by it. Practicing at Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Newton, MA, where we were the FIRST hospital in the country to routinely PROVIDE […]