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Your Call: 25 years after the pink ribbon's debut, what's been accomplished?



What advancements have been made in the fight against breast cancer?

October marks the 25th anniversary of the pink ribbon breast cancer campaign. This year, over 252,000 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the US. Over 40,000 women are expected to die from breast cancer this year. What’s been accomplished in the last 25 years?


Karuna Jaggar, executive director of Breast Cancer Action

Web Resources:

Breast Cancer Action

Silent Spring Institute

Jezebel: How to Support Breast Cancer Research Without Supporting Komen

The Sister Study

The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular Friday media roundtable guest in 2001.