Search Resources (English): Breast cancer, National Network on Environment and Women's Health (NNEWH)

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Risk, biotechnology and political rationality: lessons from women's accounts of breast cancer risks  
http://www.cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/groups/biotech/availdocs/9-robertson.pdf

Analyzes how women make sense of their personal risks for breast cancer, and how they feel about their ability to exert control over the disease, as individuals or as members of a group.

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Published: 2000
Does gender count?: Differences in English-Canadian beliefs, attitudes and behaviours towards breast cancer and infertility: des  
http://www.cewh-cesf.ca/PDF/nnewh/gender-count.pdf

Aims to provide an empirical framework for statements about Canadian attitudes towards, or use of, technologies and complementary care.

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Published: 2001
The new genetic therapies: the case of herceptin for breast cancer  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/2-batt.pdf
Examines the challenge of genetics in relation to breast cancer. Introduces a new treatment protocol for breast cancer, herceptin or trastuzumab. Looks at its challenges, including its high price. (See Details)
Published: 2001
Genetic testing, citizenship and subjectivity: implications for women and health  
http://www.cwhn.ca/groups/biotech/availdocs/8-polzer.pdf
Raises questions about the political underpinnings and personal implications of genetic testing for breast cancer risk. (See Details)
Published: 2000
Education for a healthy future: training trainers for primary prevention: a participatory action research and evaluation (PARE)
Summarizes the NNEWH - PARE (Participatory Research and Evaluation) project that promotes awareness, education, and advocacy on suspected environmental links to breast cancer and other reproductive cancers.
Published: 2000
Plastics industry workers and breast cancer risk: Q & A  
http://cwhn.ca/sites/default/files/resources/cancer/plastics%20%26%20BC%20risk%20Q%20%26%20A%20ENG.pdf

A question and answer format factsheet on the health issues facing women who work in industries, such as the automotive industry, in which they work with plastics. Discusses the risk of developing breast cancer due to these exposures, the current situation with occupational health standards, and what should be done to change those standards.

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Published: 2012