No Family History presents compelling evidence of environmental links to breast cancer, ranging from everyday cosmetics to industrial waste. Sabrina McCormick weaves the story of one survivor with no family history into a powerful exploration of the big business of breast cancer. As drugs, pink products, and corporate sponsorships generate enormous revenue to find a cure, a growing number of experts argue that we should instead increase focus on prevention-reducing environmental exposures that have contributed to the sharp increase of breast cancer rates.
Sabrina McCormick is a Science and Technology Policy Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of the Sciences working in the Environmental Protection Agency. She is also research faculty at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services. She was previously a Robert Wood Johnson fellow at the University of Pennsylvania, and she is the director and producer of the award-winning documentary No Family History. Her website is www.nofamilyhistory.org.
Introduction Section I Chapter 1: What We Do About Breast Cancer Chapter 2: How We Got There Chapter 3: Where We Might Go Section II Chapter 4: The New Breast Cancer Concern Chapter 5: Fresh Evidence Chapter 6: Under the Skin Section III Chapter 7: The Way Out Appendix: Resource List References Index About the Author