Politics of Breast Cancer

ISBN-10: 0878408517
ISBN-13: 9780878408511
Edition: 2001
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Description: Having survived breast cancer herself and watched loved ones not, Casamayou explains why funding levels for research into the disease suddenly achieved extensive media coverage as well as both attention and action from Congress and the White House  More...

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Book details

List price: $21.95
Copyright year: 2001
Publisher: Georgetown University Press
Publication date: 3/26/2001
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.792
Language: English

Having survived breast cancer herself and watched loved ones not, Casamayou explains why funding levels for research into the disease suddenly achieved extensive media coverage as well as both attention and action from Congress and the White House in the period between 1990 and 1993. She focuses on the National Breast Cancer Coalition, a community of women fighting for more research funding and for changes in treatment. c. Book News Inc.

Dedication
Preface
Introduction
The Breast Cancer Problem: Personal and Public Health
Political and Governmental Responses: From the 1920s Through the 1970s
Policy Entrepreneurs: Research Advocacy (1975-1990)
The Emergence of Organized Breast Cancer Advocacy
The Mobilization of Breast Cancer Advocacy: Resources and Growth (1990-1993)
The National Breast Cancer Coalition: Influencing the Political Institutions
Political Institutions and the Window of Opportunity (1991-1993)
Conclusion
Endnotes
Index

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