Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer
Contact: Karen Malec, 847-421-4000
Date: March 3, 2008
MEDICAL JOURNAL: FEDERAL AGENCIES, ACADEMICIANS SUPPRESS EVIDENCE OF BREAST CANCER RISK FACTORS
"Both the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Cancer Institute (NCI), a component of the NIH, have violated their mission statements....There is evidence of widespread fraud in connection with NIH-funded research....More alarmingly, NIH proved to be a corrupting influence (on scientists)...." -Angela Lanfranchi, MD, Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons
An article in the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons on Saturday accused federal agencies and academicians of being impediments to women's rights to direct their healthcare.  The author, Angela Lanfranchi, MD, clinical assistant professor of surgery at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical Center, provided shocking examples to show they have suppressed information concerning the breast cancer risks of oral contraceptives and abortion.
Lanfranchi's examples include:
1) A study in the journal Nature documenting fraud among NIH grantees; 
2) Contradictory statements on the NCI's website about oral contraceptives as a cancer risk;
3) "Blatantly incorrect information" on the NCI's website saying that estrogen levels decrease during pregnancy, perhaps to avoid explaining why early first full term pregnancy reduces risk, but premature birth before 32 weeks and abortion raise risk;
4) Failure to admit during its 2003 workshop  that the premature birth-breast cancer link is explained by the same hormonal changes that account for an abortion-breast cancer (ABC) link;
5) An NCI workshop leader who told CancerPage.com that she didn't want the ABC link to be included in the discussion of abortion's legality;
6) NCI directors who misled a reporter and a New Jersey State Senator;
7) A medical text that omits early full-term pregnancy as a means of prevention because having more than two children per woman is bad for the ecology; and
8) Breast cancer groups with political influence whose leaders have a conflict of interest because of strong connections to the abortion industry.
"It's time to stop this con job and tell women the truth about these risk factors for breast cancer," demanded Karen Malec, president of the Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer.
The Coalition on Abortion/Breast Cancer is an international women's organization founded to protect the health and save the lives of women by educating and providing information on abortion as a risk factor for breast cancer.
1. Lanfranchi, A. The federal government and academic texts as barriers to informed consent. J Am Phys Surg (Spring 2008). Available at:
2. Martinson B, et al. Commentary: Scientists behaving badly. Nature 2005;9:737-738.
3. U.S. National Cancer Institute workshop, "Early Reproductive Events and Breast Cancer."