Posts with Category: Science

Sugar Consumption Associated with Breast Cancer

Image of scientific study published at Cell.com, read more  Sugar consumption is associated with breast cancer and a new publication aims to describe the biological mechanism by which this happens. The gene BRCA2 helps suppress tumors and is inhibited by a fructose...

How much exposure to BPA is safe?

By BCPP Senior Policy Manager Lisette van Vliet  Europe radically reduced the BPA Safe Level. You probably missed it. It mostly caused waves amongst those who work in the policy trenches to stop the widespread use of toxic chemicals in our hazardous chemical-addicted...

Climate Change and Breast Cancer: Ask a Scientist

Welcome to our series: Ask a Scientist With BCPP Science Team Dr. Rainbow Rubin, PhD, MPH, and Pujeeta Chowdhary, MPH The environmental links to breast cancer are complex. Yet, we shouldn’t have to be scientists to understand the health risks we face. At BCPP, our...

Plastics and the PVC Spill: Ask a Scientist

Welcome to our series: Ask a Scientist With BCPP Science Team Dr. Rainbow Rubin, PhD, MPH, and Pujeeta Chowdhary, MPH You asked about plastics. We have answers. The environmental links to breast cancer are complex. Yet, we all shouldn’t have to be scientists to better...

Air Pollution: Ask a Scientist

In our Ask a Scientist series, we ask our BCPP Science Team, Dr. Rainbow Rubin, PhD, MPH, and Pujeeta Chowdhary, MPH, your questions.  Wintertime is a wonderful time to learn about air pollution because we spend more time indoors, where the air is more polluted (yes,...

PFAS: Ask a Scientist

Welcome to our new series: Ask a Scientist With BCPP Science Team Dr. Rainbow Rubin, PhD, MPH, and Pujeeta Chowdhary, MPHYou ask. We have answers. The environmental links to breast cancer are complex. Yet, we all shouldn’t have to be scientists to better understand...

Saying farewell to BCPP Director of Science, Dr. Rasanayagam, Ph.D.

Dr. Sharima Rasanayagam, Ph.D., joined BCPP as our founding Director of Science. For over a decade, she spearheaded BCPP’s science efforts, ensuring that everything we do and say is backed by credible, peer-reviewed science. Science is the backbone of all that we...

Does Drinking Alcohol Increase Your Risk of Breast Cancer?

Interview with BCPP Chief Scientist Dr. Sharima Rasanayagam by Volunteer Andrea Dannenberg  I know, you don’t want me to say it. You enjoy wine with dinner. And those Happy Hour cocktails. I get it: drinking is a huge part of our culture. And maybe you’re someone who...

Why Prevention is My Priority

Interview with Dr. Sharima Rasanayagam, Ph.D., Mother, Wife, BCPP’s Chief Scientist How Sharima came to BCPP: In 2008, I had a friend I knew through a baby group (our sons were born within a month of each other and our daughters within 3 months). At one of our...

You have Successfully Subscribed!