Listed below are web-sites, including many in the USA, where more information can be found on the role of chemicals in breast cancer, and opportunities for prevention. At the end, some UK cancer charities are listed, particularly those striving for breast cancer prevention.
Web sites for more information about breast cancer and its causes
California Breast Cancer Research Program
The California Breast Cancer Research Program, as its name suggests, is also based in the USA, and works to eliminate breast cancer by leading innovation in research, communication, and collaboration. It has an up to date report on the environmental causes of breast cancer available at http://www.cabreastcancer.org/sri/reports/identifyingGaps/index.php.
The Silent Spring Institute
Provides a highly accessible data base, and lists chemicals which are suspected to play a role in breast cancer. This is the result of a project carried out by the Silent Spring Institute and their partners at Harvard University, Roswell Park Cancer Institute, and the University of Southern California and funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure.
The US Collaborative on Health and Environment (CHE)
Have a section on breast cancer on their web-site, which will put you in touch with so much that is going on about this topic.
Breast Cancer FundHas its main office is in California, and focuses on identifying the environmental causes of breast cancer and preventing the disease. A downloadable report entitled State of the Evidence 2006: What Is the Connection Between the Environment and Breast Cancer? is available on its web site.
This website from in the USA explores the links between the environment and breast cancer. The Environmental Risks and Breast Cancer (ERBC) site has a free CD available on this topic.
Is a USA based non
Breast Cancer Action
Is a USA based organisation, but provides accessibly written information for sufferers. It provides a booklet for women newly diagnosed with breast cancer.
The USA National Cancer Institute’s
home page on breast cancer provides a mine of information.
The journal Breast Cancer Research (UK)
Has freely available detailed scientific papers on breast cancer.
UK Breast Cancer Charities
Breast Cancer UK
Was formed in April 1999 to represent UK consumer views in breast cancer research, and became a registered charity in August 2001.
Breast Cancer UK aims to identify and influence the research agenda in the areas of causes, prevention, and treatment of breast cancer, with particular emphasis on the involvement of those with breast cancer in the research process. Its Trustees are striving for prevention of breast cancer, and are behind the No More Breast Cancer campaign
Breakthrough breast cancer
Is a mainstream UK charity committed to fighting breast cancer through research, campaigning and education. They are working for a future free from the fear of breast cancer. The Breakthrough Research Centre has over 93 scientists currently working at the Research Centre.
European Breast Cancer Groups
EUROPA DONNA (ED), the European Breast Cancer Coalition
Is an independent non-profit organisation whose members are affiliated groups from countries throughout Europe. This Coalition works to raise awareness of breast cancer and to mobilise the support of European women in pressing for improved breast cancer education, appropriate screening, optimal treatment and increased funding for research.
UK Cancer Charities
The Cancer Prevention and Education Society
Aims to reduce the current epidemic levels of cancer by reducing human exposure to carcinogens, particularly those of man-made origin. Unlike other cancer charities, Cancer Prevention’s primary purpose is to prevent people from getting cancer in the first place.
Has up-to-date cancer information, practical advice and support for cancer patients, their families and carers.