The Cancer Kooks Respond

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  • 11/02/2006
Here is the official response to my article in the Daily News. It does not address the substance of my concerns: that Breast Cancer Action discourages women from obtaining mammograms and from using medicines that can actually treat breast cancer when detecting and instead urges women to wait till we identify and eliminate every evironmental toxin that in the judgement of Breast Cancer Action causes breast cancer to get well....
Cancer research
San Francisco: Robert Goldberg's Op-Ed, "End sick crusade against breast cancer research" (Oct. 29), was full of factual errors. It also mischaracterized Breast Cancer Action and our 16 years of supporting the voices of those affected by the disease. We encourage pink-ribbon consumers to get informed, provide women with the facts so they can make informed choices about their health and organize people to do something about breast cancer besides worry. We also call for research to focus on key unanswered questions about breast cancer. We value transparency and are highly regarded in the cancer world, Goldberg's diatribe notwithstanding.
Barbara A. Brenner Executive Director

Center for Medicine in the Public Interest is a nonprofit, non-partisan organization promoting innovative solutions that advance medical progress, reduce health disparities, extend life and make health care more affordable, preventive and patient-centered. CMPI also provides the public, policymakers and the media a reliable source of independent scientific analysis on issues ranging from personalized medicine, food and drug safety, health care reform and comparative effectiveness.

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