Breast Cancer

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2014

    You Have Four More Days to Drink Negronis for Charity

    We're advocates of starting dinner (or, hey, lunch -- we won't judge) with a civilized negroni, a crisp and bittersweet blend of gin, Campari, and sweet vermouth. We're advocates of having a couple more negronis after that, too, and not just because they make particularly good patio sippers this tim ... More >>

  • Film

    April 30, 2014
  • Blogs

    December 13, 2013

    The History of Speed Rack, a Three-Year-Old Lady Bartender Competition

    Some serious stirring and shaking is about to arrive in New York with the third annual Speed Rack competition. This Sunday, December 15, female bartenders go head-to-head for the elite award of cocktail champion. This kicks off a whirlwind tour, Lynnette Marrero and Ivy Mix will host eight Speed Rac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2013

    The Sickest Remarks Being Made About Angelina's Double Mastectomy

    Yesterday, Angelina Jolie revealed that she'd had a double mastectomy as a preventive measure against a family history of breast cancer, amidst worldwide kudos and admiration. But on Facebook and other places, some were not convinced. "Her breasts were sagging," said one ex "friend" of mine, "so s ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 14, 2012


    Tig Notaro and crew take their podcast live

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2012

    The Cutest Thing Ever Said To Me

    In came the invite for yesterday: "MARTINI and the MOMs celebrate Breast Cancer Awareness Month. "Join us for the 'A Toast to Survivors' luncheon with special guest Kristin Chenoweth at Alison Eighteen." So there I was, all poised to eat healthy food and chat with the ladies about their lives an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2012

    NYC's Bartender's Fight Against Breast Cancer

    In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, bartender Michelle Milton for Neely's Barbecue Parlor will be donating 100 percent of her tips for the month of October to Chemo Comfort, which provides cancer patients with kits that help with the side effects of chemotherapy. And at the end of the month, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2012

    Susan G. Komen for The Cure Resignations: Do They Matter?

    So there has apparently been a big leadership shakeup at Susan G. Komen for the Cure, the country's best known breast cancer charity, after its stupid, stupid decision to cut funding to Planned Parenthood in January resulted in public outrage. The changes? As per Komen P.R.: "Founder and CEO Nancy ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2012

    Hydraulic Fracturing: Is There Bad Science in The Fracking Debate?

    Does fracking make people sick? The jury is largely still out on that one. However, new info indicates that some claims about hydraulic fracturing's reportedly significant health risks appear to have been based on bad science.

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2012

    Could You Live With Ann Romney As First Lady?

    I know Mitt's a total joke, but how about the wife? Would she make the experience of a Republican White House any easier to swallow? Well, here are some wiki-facts about her--some inspiring, some not--to help you decide: The Mormon missionary rules allowed her only two brief visits with Mitt and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 5, 2012

    Daily Alcohol Consumption Linked to Breast Cancer

    Eek. Might want to think twice now about downing that cocktail. According to a recent study by the National Cancer Institute, consuming seven to 14 alcoholic drinks per week carries a 30 to 60 percent increase in breast cancer risk. Although earlier studies have connected daily alcohol consumption ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2012

    Shoot for the Cure: Susan G. Komen Charity Event Raises Money With Riflery

    ​Late late week, Runnin' Scared got word that the pink firearm fiasco might not have been as much a false-alarm as had been claimed: A source told us that Susan G. Komen for the Cure and guns go back a bit, and furnished us with several links suggesting that this might be the case. Since the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2012

    Shoot! Gunslingers Raise Money for Susan G. Komen for the Cure With Assault Rifles (UPDATE)

    Yesterday, Runnin' Scared brought you news of a pink gun -- marketed as a fundraising partnership with the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation -- on sale for 429 bucks at a Seattle Firearms dealer. Late in the afternoon, a Komen spokeswoman told reporters that the breast cancer advocacy group h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2012

    Susan G. Komen for the Cure: Guns are OK, Planned Parenthood Is Not

    ​More unsettling developments in the Susan G. Komen for the Cure shitshow. The breast cancer advocacy group cut $680,000 in screening grants to Planned Parenthood Federation of America, saying that the organization could not give money to groups that are under congressional investigation. ( ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Mike Bloomberg to Donate $250,000 to Planned Parenthood After Susan G. Komen Cuts

    ​This just in: Mike Bloomberg will match up to $250,000 in donations to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America so the group can continue breast screenings for poor women, according to an official mayoral tweet. The Susan G. Komen for the Cure breast cancer foundation slashed $680,000 in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Planned Parenthood NYC: Breast Cancer Screenings Will Continue in the City

    ​The battle has finally been won against...breast cancer screenings? Yes, you read that right and yes, it's OK to get really pissed off, ladies. Amid sustained pressure from right-to-life groups (and the congressmen they support), Susan G. Komen for the Cure -- the nation's main breast can ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2011

    Pilates Ate a Breast Implant

    ​This is reason #137 that we don't quite trust Pilates. (Yes, we know, some swear by it, but when we work out, we want to do more than make those weird little flappy motions with our hands, and "make a corset with our ribs," not to mention, there's the distinct sense that we're doing it all wr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2011

    Today in El Diario: Women Dying For Mammograms

    ​Audit: Women might die waiting for their mammograms City Controller John C. Liu said that hundreds of New York's women will face dangerous waits for mammograms, according to the Spanish-language daily. Liu's announcement is the result of an internal audit of nine Health and Hospitals Corpo ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    February 2, 2011


    Pam Murphy kicks cancer where it hurts

  • Blogs

    November 20, 2010

    Flight Attendant Forced to Show Prosthetic Breast During Patdown; TSA Horror Stories Keep Coming

    Cathy Bossi​We could probably start an entire blog about the recent wave of outrageous airport security stories as the holidays approach. For those keeping score at home, we have so far: mood-setting freedom fighter John Tyner, the "Atom Bomb" tattoo guy, the screaming 3-year-old, soldiers wit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 19, 2010

    UC Davis Turning Wine Into Science; Starbucks to Serve Booze

    ​The University of California, Davis is researching how to control fermentation to the point of creating identical barrels of wine each vintage. [Wall Street Journal] A glimpse into the world of David Wondrich reveals how the cocktail historian came to write his book about punch, called Punch ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 27, 2010

    KFC's Pink Bucket Campaign: A Breast for a Breast?

    Your fried chicken, pinkwashed to perfection.​Practically in the same breath as launching its Double Down Sandwich stunt, KFC debuted its Buckets for the Cure campaign, which promises to donate 50 cents from every pink bucket sold to the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation. Since April 5, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2009

    Q&A: Marisa Acocella Marchetto on Cancer Vixen, Her Fund, and FREE Mammograms This Friday

    ​ The Cancer Vixen herself. Photo by Jeremy Balderston. When graphic novelist Marisa Acocella Marchetto was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2004, she didn't have health insurance. But she had supportive friends and doctors, a good strong will -- and a creative outlet that also helped get her ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    19 Buildings Go Pink & White for Breast Cancer Events

    ​If you're like most of our readers, you came to this post by accident. But it's a serendipitous accident if you stroll the streets of our fair city at night, because the tireless publicists of the Empire State Building inform us that tonight the skyscraper will glow pink and white in honor of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 29, 2008

    Renee Zellweger Comes To Lifetime

    I'm a sucker for those weepy Lifetime movies (I'm a big fan of Markie Post), so I was there for last week's premiere of Living Proof, an uplifter about the real-life trials for a breast cancer drug that ended up saving lotsa lives. Yes, Lifetime has premieres now! And even an after-dinner at the Pla ... More >>

  • News

    August 21, 2007

    Plastic Surgeon to the Scars

    Brad Jacobs went from shaping Playboy bunnies to defending himself against charges of butchery

  • NYC Life

    June 12, 2007

    Bye, Bye, Boobies

    Fundraising parties for trans surgery are all the rage, but don't tell Kerry Downey that.

  • People

    December 20, 2005

    Dykes and the C-Word

    Are hard drinking and heavy smoking really giving lesbians cancer?

  • People

    December 6, 2005

    A Hypochondriac's Dream

    Coming soon—a home cancer-screening device

  • People

    November 1, 2005

    Reading Is Fundamental

    Books to Beat the Beauty Blues

  • People

    October 11, 2005


    Affordable health care and services for women

  • People

    October 11, 2005

    Chances Are

    The link between breast cancer and genetics

  • People

    September 20, 2005

    Death Becomes Her

    Talking with Toni Pallett, death-bed enemy of 'bad' funeral direction and mortuary secrecy

  • Columns

    August 16, 2005
  • Books

    February 1, 2005

    Out On A Limb

    Playing by its own strange rules, Judy Budnitz's latest collection turns mommy lit on its head

  • News

    June 10, 2003

    Breasts and Balls

    Pandering Pols Seek Cancer Pension for Firefighters With Either

  • Books

    August 6, 2002
  • NYC Life

    July 23, 2002
  • News

    July 16, 2002

    Hormonal Outrage

    The Menopause Industry's Marginalized Critics Are Finally Proven Right

  • News

    February 12, 2002

    Spin Doctor

    Grim Diagnosis for Times Science Scribe

  • News

    October 17, 2000

    'Mujeres' Power

    Tackling Cultural Taboos About Breast Cancer

  • News

    October 10, 2000

    Genetic Sleuthing

    Researchers Seek African American Women for Breast Cancer Study

  • News

    February 15, 2000
  • News

    November 16, 1999

    A Real Man

    Brooklyn girl grows hair on her chest

  • News

    August 24, 1999
  • Books

    June 22, 1999
  • News

    March 16, 1999

    Health Care Customs

    Out-of-network costs leave the insured in a hole

  • News

    December 9, 1997

    Kathy Acker 1944-1997

    Matias Viegener on her last day with Kathy Acker