Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Tell Breast Cancer Charities to Use Innovative, NonAnimal Research Methods

Decades after the “war on cancer” was launched, we still have no cure for breast cancer. And the billions of dollars spent on cruel and ineffective animal research have not identified the causes of breast cancer or a treatment.

The use of animals for breast cancer research is suboptimal due to animals’ significant genetic, cellular, and physiological differences from humans. Animals suffer and die as a result of experiments and the misleading results can pose real risks to human health.

Take action

Fortunately, some researchers and charities are leading the way toward more ethical and effective, human-centered research.

Humane, nonanimal research being conducted by compassionate organizations such as the Avon Foundation, the Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation, and their vital joint project, the Army of Women, focus on how breast cancer starts in women's bodies and on identifying ways to combat the genetic and environmental factors that increase the risk of developing breast cancer.

But some health charities continue to fund cruel animal experiments. Please tell them you want scientifically-sound and humane research that will stop breast cancer before it starts.

Send a single e-mail that will go to executives at all the charities listed below:

American Cancer Society
American-Italian Cancer Foundation
Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute
Breast Cancer Research Foundation
The Cancer Center for Detection and Prevention, Inc.
Coalition Against Breast Cancer
John Wayne Cancer Institute
Lynn Sage Cancer Research Foundation
National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund
National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc.
Nina Hyde Center for Breast Cancer Research
Susan G. Komen for the Cure
Walker Cancer Research Institute
EIF/National Women's Cancer Research Alliance
If you prefer to write or call directly, click here for names, addresses, and phone numbers. When you are done, please forward this message to friends and family who share your compassion for ethical research and animal welfare.

For a listing of humane breast cancer charities visit

Thank you so much for your help! If you have any questions, please contact me at or 202-527-7384.

Best regards,

Rebecca Frye
Research Program Coordinator

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