Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach: A New Report from the IOM
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Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach, Institute of Medicine
Report: More Research Needed on Breast Cancer, Environment, Liz Szabo, USA Today, December 7, 2011
Five Things You Should Know About Environmental Links to Breast Cancer, Amy Westervelt, Forbes, Dec 7 2011
Breast Cancer Study Downplays Dangers of Industrial Chemicals, Melissa Healy, LA Times, Dec 7 2011
Beyond the Headlines: The IOM Report on Breast Cancer and the Environment, Sarah Janssen, NRDC Switchboard, Dec 8 2011
Opinion: News Stories Miss Important Points of Breast Cancer Report, Julia Brody, Silent Spring Institute, Environmental Health News, Dec 13 2011
Although women have little or no control over some of the risk factors for breast cancer, such as those related to aging and genetics, they may be able to reduce their chances for developing the disease by avoiding certain environmental risks. Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach, a new report from the Institute of Medicine, assesses the breast cancer risk posed by various environmental factors, identifies actions that offer potential to reduce women's risk for the disease, and recommends targets for future research. The report, sponsored by Susan G. Komen for the Cure, was released with a press briefing and presented at a plenary session at the 2011 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium (SABCS).
Suzanne Fenton, PhD, Reproductive Endocrinologist, Cellular and Molecular Pathology Branch, National Toxicology Program, NIEHS
Peggy Reynolds, PhD, MPH, Senior Research Scientist, Cancer Prevention Institute of California
Richard Clapp, DSc, MPH, Professor of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health
Ted Schettler, MD, MPH, Science Director, Science and Environmental Health Network (SEHN) and CHE, provided a science update.
The call was moderated by Steve Heilig, San Francisco Medical Society and CHE.