Survey and News Roundup

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Important News: METAvivor Research and Support, Inc. is conducting a survey to determine the impact of metastatic breast cancer on the lives of those dealing with the disease. Their intention is to present the information at the Advanced Breast Cancer First Consensus Conference in Lisbon, Portugal in November 2011. In addition, they plan to “write one or more papers to inform policymakers, researchers, cancer organizations and the public as to the seriousness of the disease and the great need for change and improvement in many areas.”  In a TB4UP guest post earlier this year, Anna Rachnel of The Cancer Culture Chronicles noted: “metastatic breast cancer, which accounts for around 90% of breast cancer mortality, receives less than 2% of all monies directed to cancer research.” We need less pink ribbons and more voices raised to increase the amount of attention and funding dedicated toward BC Mets. Visit the survey here – the deadline is July 14th.

Other articles and blog posts that may be of interest to Think Before You Pink readers:

Barbara Brenner: Walk for Your Health, But It Won’t Help Anyone Else’s, Much

NYTimes (access may be limited): How a New Hope in Cancer Fell Apart

Not Just A Pretty Face: Dove: Please Don’t Hang Your Chemicals on My Door Knob

Gayle Sulik: Mammogram Mania

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