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  • Stephen Trevathan

    While I am sure that you have plenty to keep you busy this month, I was hoping that you’d be willing to check out this new infographic that I helped put together for breast cancer awareness month. Actually, it’s a timeline of the major events in breast cancer research history spanning more than 3,000 years! Once you see what’s on this infographic, I think you’ll agree that there are definitely a few things worth knowing. In any case, I’d love to hear what you think about it, so if you get a chance, you can see it here:


  • BreastHealth&Healing


    I’ve started the petition “President Barack Obama: Fund research on the mouse mammary tumor virus.” and need your help to get it off the ground.

    Will you take 30 seconds to sign it right now? Here’s the link:

    Here’s why it’s important:

    A significant proportion of human breast cancers – 40 percent – contain gene sequences that are very similar to that of a retrovirus that is known to cause breast cancer in mice. The research behind a potential human mammary tumor virus is marching forward steadily, as Drs. Pogo, Etkind, and Melena study the statistical analysis and biochemical pathways of the potential virus.
    A virus works by first replicating in a primary cell and infecting supplementary cells as it grows and divides. Human breast cells divide with the circulating estrogen hormone. When the breast cell with the viral gene sequence divides, it releases viral particles that poison other breast cells and causes a cycle of infection.

    If we can determine that the mouse mammary tumor virus causes as much as 40 percent of breast cancers, we could focus on creating a vaccine to prevent the disease in women. This could lead to a significant gain for The Pure Cure: the primary prevention of breast cancer.
    However, we need further funding to determine whether this virus could potentially cause breast cancer in women. We implore President Obama and his administration to focus their research spending toward the mouse mammary tumor virus. If we can find the causes of breast cancer and potentially create a vaccine to prevent breast cancer, we could save the lives of hundreds of thousands of women around the country.
    Over the last five years, Dr. Kathleen T. Ruddy, breast cancer surgeon and Founder of the Breast Health and Healing Foundation, has focused all her efforts onto moving forward with this research and preventing the disease. The documentary filmmaker Steve Zukerman is currently developing a film about Dr. Ruddy’s efforts and the researchers working on the possibility that a virus may cause breast cancer. The movement toward primary prevention is marching forward. Will you join our cause?

    Vera Viner