The New York Times is ablaze today over an article about pink washing – crass marketing in the name of breast cancer.

“The pink campaign is such a classic way of dealing with women’s issues. Make it feel good, feel happy, put a pretty bow on it, and then ignore the reality of cancer and how there has been no progress …”

WHAT ABOUT THE VIRUS?

What virus?

THE BREAST CANCER VIRUS?

You mean the one that was discovered by Dr. John Bittner at Jackson Memorial Laboratory in 1936?

YES.

There is a virus that causes breast cancer in mice.  It is found in rats, cats, dogs, and monkeys too.  It was found in humans in the 1960’s.  It was found in 40% of women with breast cancer in 1995. The virus has been found repeatedly in human breast milk, most recently in 2014.  It was found in 94% of women with Stage IV breast cancer in April, 2015.  It was found in human saliva in July, 2015.  The sixteen scientists from three countries who published the paper about finding the breast cancer virus in human saliva proposed that this is the way it spreads in people.

“These findings confirm the presence of MMTV [the breast cancer virus] in humans, strongly suggest saliva as route in inter-human infection, and support the hypothesis of a viral origin for human breast carcinoma.”

The members of the editorial review board that were responsible for vetting this paper before publishing it in Oncotarget include:

Frederick Alt, Harvard Medical School

Stephen Baylon, Johns Hopkins University

Mina J. Bissell, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Ronald A DePinho, President, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Michael A Dyer, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Dean Felsher, Stanford University School of Medicine

William G. Kaelin, Jr., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

Arnold Levine, Institute for Advanced Study Princeton

Joseph Nevins, Duke University

Carol Prives, Columbia University

Neal Rosen, Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Alexander Varshavsky, California Institute of Technology

IF WE DON’T DO SOMETHING, THE VIRUS WILL HAVE THE LAST WORD.

It’s already having the last word for another 1.7 million women this year:  A woman is diagnosed with breast cancer somewhere in the world every 20 seconds.

It’s already having the last word for another half million women who will die of breast cancer around the world this year:  One every minute.

Because I know you care … please

WATCH this video given by the former president of the American Society for Clinical Oncology:  bit.ly/HollandNIH

READ the paper reporting the virus in human saliva:  bit.ly/MTVSaliva

LEARN about 100 years of research on the breast cancer virus: bit.ly/PinkVirusBook

LEAVE A COMMENT on the website of the New York Times: http://www.nytimes.com/2015/10/31/health/breast-cancer-awareness-pink.html?_r=2&ncid=newsltushpmg00000003&mtrref=undefined&assetType=nyt_now

ENJOY THE FILM: thepinkvirus.com

Do something.  Don’t let the virus have the last word.

 

 

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