BREAST CANCER AND THE ENVIRONMENT RESEARCH PROGRAM

Annual Meeting

November 13-16, 2012
Hilton San Francisco Financial District, San Francisco, CA

 
 
sponsored by
NCI NIEHS
AVON Foundation
 
 

Conference Purpose

The Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) is conducting epidemiologic and biologic studies investigating the influence of Extended Environmental Exposures on breast cancer risk throughout the lifespan. Targeted for study are multiple “windows of susceptibility” that may represent periods of particular vulnerability to specific chemical, dietary, or psychosocial stresses. This year's scientifc program is organized around these windows and includes sessions on the in utero, puberty, pregnancy, and menopause periods and will end with a session on the translation of research into public office. Community participation and advocacy concerns will continue to be integrated into the program.

The meeting will start with a special interactive session on Tuesday evening, November 13, on communicating science, which will be presented by the Center for Communicating Science, Stony Brook University.

The audience for the meeting is expected to be BCERP members; scientists in the area of breast cancer and mammary biology, environmental epidemiology or children's health; and community, environmental health, and breast cancer advocates.

 

 

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