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Health Advocacy Inc.: A Reading with Sharon Batt

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Toronto Reference Library

3rd Floor, Hinton Learning Theatre

789 Yonge Street

Toronto, ON M4W 2G8

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Join us for a thought-provoking reading from the book "Health Advocacy Inc.: How Pharmaceutical Funding Changed the Breast Cancer Movement."

Author Sharon Batt is a Halifax-based journalist and scholar who writes about ethical issues in health policy for both popular and academic audiences.

A diagnosis of breast cancer in 1988 led her to critically examine the treatment (in the broadest sense) of cancer and cancer patients in radio documentaries, popular articles, and the book Patient No More: The Politics of Breast Cancer.

In 1991 she co-founded the patient advocacy group Breast Cancer Action Montreal and throughout the 1990s she combined her writing with work in the Canadian and international breast cancer movements.

Her latest book, Health Advocacy, Inc., is an in-depth look at patients' organizations and funding from the pharmaceutical industry that reviewers have called "vital and disturbing," "riveting," "a compassionate account," and "an alarming historical record."

Free. Drop in. No registration required.


With financial assistance from the Canada Council for the Arts through The Writers' Union of Canada.





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