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Breast cancer Prevention Institute
Welcome to  the
Breast Cancer Prevention Institute (BCPI)

The Breast Cancer Prevention Institute is a non-profit, 501(c)(3) corporation, which educates healthcare professionals and the general public through research publications, lectures, and the internet, on ways to reduce breast cancer incidence.


The Breast Cancer Prevention Institute was started in 1999 by a scientist and three physicians to educate women and medical professionals. Our website was launched in 2002.

Prevention is paramount because even early detection and a high cure rate won't spare a woman the trials of surgery, chemotherapy and the emotional toll on her and her loved ones. BCPI is dedicated to our commitment to educate women and medical professionals of ALL the established risks, well-known and lesser-known, of breast cancer.

Despite the widely held belief that it is unknown what causes breast cancer, the fact is most breast cancer risks are dependent upon lifetime exposure to estrogen and the age at which a woman matures her breast tissue through pregnancy. We hope that you will start to learn about the biology of the breast that makes it susceptible to breast cancer by first reading "Breast Cancer: Risk and Prevention booklet." It will give you a good overview to understand that it is not just bad genes, or family history that causes a woman to be at risk.

Much of the recent surge in breast cancer, especially in young women, is attributable to avoidable risks. Armed with full and accurate information, women can make healthier choices that will minimize their risk of breast cancer. These choices involve life style strategies and dietary strategies.

This information can be found on our website through our many resources including our booklet, our many brochures, Fact Sheets, videos, Youtube video, semi-annual BCPI Report, and News items. Some are also in Spanish.

All of our information is free to read online. We rely on our readers and supporters for donations to provide for the development of more materials and to maintain this site.

The first DEFENSE against
breast cancer is PREVENTION
   








RECENT NEWS!


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Spring 2014

This paper was recently published in Issues in Law & Medicine and is available on this website for you to read.

Breast Cancer and Induced Abortion: A comprehensive review of breast development and pathophysiology, the epidemiologic literature, and proposal for creastion of databanks to elucidate all breast cancer risk factors
by Angela E. Lanfranchi, MD, FACS, and Patrick Fagan, PhD.
(Vol. 29, No. 1. Spring 2014)


Click here to read


 




 

Looking for quick references to the ABC Link?
We created new Fact Sheets from the above article that appeard in Issues in Law and Medicine. You can find them on our
Fact Sheets page.



June 6, 2014

The BCPI 4th Annual Golf Classic held on June 6, 2014 at the Cranbury Golf Club in Windsor, NJ, was a huge success. Thank you to all who participated either as a sponsor or a golfer or both.

The 5th Annual Golf Classic has been scheduled for June 5, 2015. Please mark your calendars and join us!



 

November, 2013


Complications:
Abortion's Impact on Women



Book is published by the deVeber Institute for Bioethics and Social Research


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November 24, 2013

Amicus Brief

BCPI, with the Coalition on Abortion Breast Cancer and Polycarp Research Institute, wrote an Amicus Brief to support Francis Gilardi, et. al, vs. Kathleen Sebelius, et. al. challenging the Affordable Care Act’s mandate requiring employers to provide free coverage for contraceptives, abortion-inducing drugs and sterilizations, regardless of their rights to religious freedom.

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November 1, 2013

Meta-Analysis updated November 2013!


A meta-analysis of the association between induced abortion and breast cancer risk among Chinese females, Yubei Huang, et. al., published in Cancer Causes Control, Nov. 24, 2013

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Resources
Now Available in Spanish

BCPI's booklet:
Breast Cancer Risks and Prevention
(4th edition)
 
BCPI's brochure:
If it's not OK for him to take steroids, why is it OK for her?
     
Available in Spanish to read online
or order
     
Spanish
 
Spanish
     

BCPI Fact Sheet:

Factors Which Increase and Decrease
Breast Cancer Risk

Updated Nov. 2013
Click here to read or download

     

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