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About the CHE Cancer Working Group
CHE’s Cancer Working Group is a diverse gathering of health professionals, scientists, patient groups, and concerned individuals. We welcome CHE Partners who would like to participate in a national discussion on all types of cancer.

The group has a listserv where new research and policy ideas are distributed. Information on subscribing to the CHE Cancer listserv are available below.

The goals of this working group include:

  1. Discussing emerging science that links environmental chemicals and cancer.
  2. Gathering key cancer papers that influence the field.
  3. Developing a national workplan that includes cancer prevention.
  4. Exploring collaborative opportunities between health organizations as well as other sectors who are working on cancer-related issues.

This working group has also put together a list of "Top Resources" on cancer and environmental health. A link to these resources are available in the box in the upper right hand side of this page. These resources are considered by leaders in the working group to be essential reading for understanding the science demonstrating a connection between cancer and the environment.

CHE previously also hosted a CHE Breast Cancer and the Environment Working Group, which produced the 2006 Consensus Statement on Breast Cancer and the Environment. This consensus statements compliments CHE's Consensus Statement on Cancer and the Environment. The CHE Bresat Cancer and the Environment Working Group merged with the CHE Cancer working group in 2016 to create one robust group addressing the emerging environmental health science on all types of cancer.

The CHE Cancer Working Group is coordinated by Jeanne Rizzo, RN, Executive Director of the Breast Cancer Fund, Diana Zuckerman, PhD, President of the National Center for Policy Research (CPR) for Women & Families, and Michael Lerner, PhD, President of Commonweal.

If you are interested in joining this group, please sign on as a CHE Partner, and indicate your interest in your application. If you are already a CHE Partner and would like to join the listserv for this group send an email request to: checancer-subscribe@lists.healthandenvironment.org.

CHE Partners subscribed to the CHE Cancer listserv can access the listserv archive to view messages previously distributed.

President's Cancer Panel

A past major activity of the CHE Cancer Working Group was its involvement in the President's Cancer Panel. For more information on the PCP please see: http://www.healthandenvironment.org/articles/doc/4960

Past Calls

July 13, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - TSCA Reform: Understanding the Science, Implementation, and Implications of the New Chemical Safety Act
Background Information/Resources

Q&A/Comments
MP3 Recording

July 7, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Interactive Effects of Multiple Pesticides on Human Health – A 2016 California Report
Background Information/Resources

Q&A/Comments
MP3 Recording

June 29, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Using Science to Set Regulatory Criteria: Identifying Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals in the European Union
Background Information/Resources

Q&A/Comments
MP3 recording

June 22, 2016 --

Clarifying EMF and Cancer: Precautionary Occupational Strategies and Results of the NTP Cell Phone Studies
Background Information/Resources

Q&A/Comments
RSVP for this Call

April 28, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Glyphosate: The Increasing Use of GBHs Worldwide and Implications for Human Health
Background Information / Resources

Q&A/Comments
Listen to the MP3 Recording

April 5, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - Looking Toward Green Chemistry: A Conversation with a Pioneer in the Field, Dr. Terrence Collins
Background Information / Resources

Q&A/Comments
Listen to the MP3 recording

March 22, 2016 --

CHE Partnership Call - The Health Costs of Beauty: EDCs in Personal Care Products and the HERMOSA Study
Background Information/Resources

Q&A/Comments
Listen to the MP3 recording

December 11, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Environmental Health and Complexity: Exploring the Ecological Model of Health
Background Information/Resources

Q&A/Comments
Listen to the MP3 recording

November 12, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Predicting Toxicity: Silent Spring Institute's High-throughput Screens for Chemicals Related to Breast Cancer
Background Information/Resources

Q&A/Comments
Listen to the MP3 recording

October 21, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - The Endocrine Society's Second Scientific Statement on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals
Background Information / Resources

Q&A/Comments
Listen to the MP3 recording

October 13, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Theories of Carcinogenesis: Mutations and Cancer
Background Information/Resources

Q&A/Comments
Listen to the MP3 recording

September 10, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Theories of Carcinogenesis: Cancer as Development Gone Awry
Background Information / Resources

Q&A/Comments
Listen to the MP3 recording

September 2, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - CHE Alaska Working Group call: What the Pink?! Protecting the Breasts You Love
Background Information / Resources

Q&A/Comments
Listen to the MP3 recording

July 21, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - Theories of Carcinogenesis: Assessing the Carcinogenic Potential of Low-Dose Exposures to Chemical Mixtures in the Environment
Background Information / Resources

Q&A/Comments
Listen to the MP3 recording
 

July 9, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - CHE Cafe call: Tobacco: Science, Policy, and Prospects, A Talk with Stanton Glantz, PhD
Background Information / Resources

Q&A/Comments
Listen to the MP3 recording

January 22, 2015 --

CHE Partnership Call - A Story of Childhood Leukemia, a Story of Health: Genetic and Environmental Risk Factors for Childhood Leukemia
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

December 2, 2014 --

CHE Partnership Call - The First Thousand Days: Chemical Exposure in Early Life and Beyond
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

November 4, 2014 --

CHE Partnership Call - Fracking's Wide Health Impact: From the Ozone to Ground Water and All Those Living in Between, a Science Update
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

October 20, 2014 --

CHE Partnership Call - Four Years After the President's Cancer Panel Report: Recommendations and Next Steps
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

December 16, 2013 --

CHE Partnership Call - CHE Cafe call: The Ecology of Breast Cancer with Ted Schettler, MD, MPH
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

October 16, 2013 --

CHE Alaska call: Breast Cancer and the Environment: Prioritizing Prevention
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
RSVP for this Call
Listen to the MP3 recording

May 28, 2013 --

CHE Partnership Call - Cancer: The Professional and the Personal: A Conversation with Dr. Susan Love and Susan Braun
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

January 8, 2013 --

CHE Partnership Call - Breast Cancer and Occupational Health: A Discussion of a Canadian Case-Control Study
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog
Listen to the MP3 recording

December 16, 2011 --

CHE Partnership Call - Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach: A New Report from the IOM
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

 

October 27, 2011 --

CHE Partnership Call - New Frontiers in Cancer Research: How Chemicals Can Interfere with Cancer Therapies and Implications for Health Policy
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

February 3, 2011 --

Do Chemicals Cause Breast Cancer? Tell it to the Marines!
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

October 28, 2010 --

CHE Partnership Call - CHE Cafe call: State of the Evidence: The Connection Between Breast Cancer and the Environment
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

May 18, 2010 --

CHE Partnership Call - The President's Cancer Panel Report: "Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now"
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 recording

December 9, 2008 --

CHE Partnership Call - Growing Danger: Pesticides, Other Agricultural Exposures, and Cancer: A Conversation with Dr. Tyrone Hayes
Background Information / Resources

Call Blog

Download the MP3 Recording

January 17, 2008 --

CHE Partnership Call: Findings from the Environmental and Occupational Causes of Cancer Report
Background Information/Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the audio recording of this call
(MP3 format) 

November 30, 2007 --

CHE Partnership Call: Interview With Dr. Devra Davis, Epidemiologist and Author of "The Secret History of the War on Cancer"
Background Information/Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 Recording

 

May 16, 2007 --

CHE Partnership Call - A Conversation with Heather Logan from the Canadian Cancer Society
Background Information/Resources

Call Blog

Listen to the MP3 Recording

 

July 29, 2004 --

The Paris Appeal: Calling Attention to the Role of Environmental Contaminants in Cancer
Call Transcripts

Resources

Updated: Environmental and Occupational Causes of Cancer: A Review of Recent Scientific Literature, 2007 Edition

Scientists at the University of Massachusetts Lowell & Boston University recently concluded in an updated scientific review, Environmental and Occupational Causes of Cancer: New Evidence, 2005-2007, that mounting evidence linking unintentional exposures to toxins in our workplaces and general environment contribute to the nearly one and a half million new cases of cancer in the U.S. in just 2007 alone.

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Archive of past CHE Cancer Calls
View call notes, recordings and resources specific to CHE Cancer Calls here.
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