Published Newspaper or Magazine Articles

  • Why Are So Many American Women Having Mastectomies? Our Bodies Ourselves, June 15, 2017. A 2016 study of more than 37,000 women with early-stage breast cancer found that the women undergoing lumpectomies were more likely to be alive 10 years later than women with the same diagnosis who underwent a single or bilateral (double) mastectomy.
  • Breast Implants Linked to Rare Cancer Our Bodies Ourselves, March 28, 2017. The FDA now says that breast implants can cause a type of lymphoma (cancer of the immune system) called anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL), although this link has been seen by experts since as early as 2010.
  • Angelina Jolie’s Decision Huffington Post, May 16, 2013. Did Angelina Jolie make the right decision? And should that influence other women? Our president Dr. Diana Zuckerman explains why Angelina’s risk of breast cancer is lower than she was told and what the implications are for you.
  • When The Subject is Breast Implants, How Much Information is Enough? Knight Ridder Newswire, July 1999. Breast implants have been incorrectly given something resembling a “clean bill of health” by the media. So, how dare I suggest that this isn’t enough to conclude that breast implants don’t cause serious diseases?
  • Breast Cancer Research and Patient Education Haven’t Gone Far Enough Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, talks about room for improvement regarding breast cancer research and patient education, with the goal of improving early detection of breast cancer.
  • Women Can’t Count on the FDA Patricia Lieberman, PhD, National Center for Health Research, Los Angeles Times, page B11: June 15, 2000 The Agency’s Approval of Saline Breast Implants Jeopardizes Lives and Ignores Serious Problems The Food and Drug Administration is known worldwide for having the most rigorous safety standards. Unfortunately, it lowered its standard last month when it approved saline-filled … Continue reading Women Can’t Count on the FDA
  • Breast Implants: What You Must Know Walter Erhardt, M.D., Mia Talmor, M.D. and Diana Zuckerman, PhD, provide a summary of what patients should know before considering breast implants.
  • Hype in Health Reporting Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, discusses the dangers of “checkbook science” to consumers and patients.
  • A Split Decision on Breast Implants Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, discusses the safety of silicone gel breast implants.
  • Be All You Can Be — In A C Cup Diana Zuckerman, PhD, president of the National Center for Health Research, discusses breast implants in the military.
  • Breast Implants: A Woman’s Choice, But a Safe Choice? Diana Zuckerman, president of the National Center for Health Research, provides a summary of some of the safety concerns associated with breast implants.
  • Safe Enough? How safe need an implant be before the Food and Drug Administration decides it is “safe enough” for a surgeon to put it in your body? The answer may surprise you.
  • Test First, Implant Later If you care about your own health and the health of family members, keep reading. The good news is that scientists and physicians are working tirelessly to develop new treatments to prevent and cure a wide range of diseases.
  • The Breast Cancer Information Gap RN Magazine, February, 2002. Thanks to early detection, three out of four American women who are newly diagnosed with breast cancer can safely choose breast-conserving surgery rather than mastectomy. For those who choose a partial or complete removal of a breast, many patients consider whether or not to undergo breast reconstruction with implants.
  • Calling for Informed Consent on Silicone Gel Implants or an End to Sales Women, Cancer, and Community, Point of View column, March 2001. The sale of silicone gel-filled implants without requiring long-term safety data is dangerous.