PANNA: Resource Pointer #257


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Resource Pointer #257
May 16, 2001

For copies of the following resources, please contact the appropriate publishers or organizations directly.

*Life’s Delicate Balance: Causes and Prevention of Breast Cancer, 2000* Janette D. Sherman. Study of toxic factors in environment that cause cancer. Explains causes of cancer and discusses political and economic factors that perpetuate cancer epidemic. Includes chapters on radiation, hormones, tamoxifen, citizen action and more. 273 pp. US$24.95. Contact Taylor & Francis, 29 West 35th St., New York, NY 10001-2299; phone (212) 216-7800; fax (212) 564 7854; Web site

*Pathways to Prevention: Eight Practical Steps — From the Personal to the Political — Toward Reducing the Risk of Breast Cancer, 2000* Nancy Evans and Andrea Ravinett Martin. Guidebook includes chapters on detection of breast cancer, and risk factors and causes of breast cancer. Features discussion of pesticides, radiation, hormones, electromagnetic fields, exercise, diet, and the breast cancer movement. Also includes resource list. 60 pp. Free. Contact the Breast Cancer Fund, 2107 O’Farrell, San Francisco, CA 94115-3419; phone (415) 346-8223 or toll free (866) 760-8223; fax (415) 346-2975; email [email protected]; Web site

*Cancer Facts & Figures, 2000* American Cancer Society. Presents basic information about cancer in general, selected cancers, incidence of cancer in the U.S., and incidence among men, women and minority populations. Includes discussion of childhood cancer, as well as cancer incidence around the world. Also presents information about lifestyle and environmental cancer risks. 39 pp. Free. Contact American Cancer Society, Inc., 1599 Clifton Rd. NE, Atlanta, GA 30329-4251; phone (800) ACS-2345; Web site

*U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Office of Pesticide Program List of Chemicals Evaluated for Carcinogenic Potential, 2000* U.S. EPA. Classifies pesticides by their role in causing cancer in humans and laboratory animals. Chemicals are ranked by a panel of scientists who evaluate the available data and make a decision about a cancer ranking based on the weight of the evidence. Data evaluated includes both epidemiological studies on humans exposed to the chemical in the course of their daily lives, as well as studies on laboratory animals. 31 pp. Free. Contact Communication Services Branch (7506C), Office of Pesticide Programs, U.S. EPA, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Washington, DC 20004; phone (703) 308-2961; fax (703) 305-5558; email [email protected]; Web site

*Rachel’s Daughters: Searching for the Causes of Breast Cancer, 1997* Allie Light, Irving Saraf and Nancy Evans. Investigative documentary follows seven women living with breast cancer as they interview scientists and researchers about possible causes of the disease. Focuses on issues including chemical contamination, radiation and electromagnetic exposure. Tracks effects of social biases on cancer incidence and health care delivery. 106 minutes. US$30 (plus US$6) for breast cancer survivors, US$59.95 (plus US$6 shipping) for home video, US$89.95 (plus US$10 shipping), US$295 for institutions. Contact Women Make Movies, Inc., 462 Broadway, Suite 500WI, New York, NY 10013; phone (212) 925-0606; fax (212) 925-2052 email [email protected]; Web site

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