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 […]

Lower Dose Parabens Might Increase Breast Cancer Risk

by Jennifer Ohayon, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Silent Spring Institute Previous studies may be greatly underestimating the toxicity of parabens with respect to breast cancer risk and reproductive problems according to new research published by the Silent Spring Institute and our collaborators. Estrogen-mimicking chemicals called parabens are a class of preservatives widely used in consumer products […]

Susan Wornick Joins MBCC Board of Directors

It is with great pride that we welcome a talented new member to the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition (MBCC) Board of Directors: Susan Wornick. Not only has Susan received many awards for her work as a broadcaster on WCVB-TV and other outlets, but her diverse charitable achievements prove her commitment to making the world a […]