The President's Cancer Panel Report: "Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk: What We Can Do Now"

May 18, 2010
1:00 pm US Eastern Time

Slides & Resources

Organizational Responses

Lung Cancer Alliance responds to President's Cancer Panel report, May 6, 2010

Reproductive Health Advocates Commend the President’s Cancer Panel, May 6, 2010

Media Coverage

Nicholas Kristoff's, New York Times op-ed column, New Alarm Bells About Chemicals and Cancer

Journal of the National Cancer Institute, President's Cancer Panel Stirs Up Environmental Health Community, July 28, 2010

Science and Environmental Health Network: Networker newsletter, Reflections on the President's Cancer Panel Report (including commentary by Ted Schettler, MD, MPH), June/July 2010 issue

JAMA, New Report Argues Environmental Factors Are Underappreciated as Cancer Risks, June 22, 2010

Huffington Post, A Bridge to Somewhere - Responding to the President's Cancer Panel Report (Part 1), June 7, 2010

WTIC radio, CT: Greener Living Radio, Dr. Richard Clapp is featured in the first hour of the program speaking to cancer and environment and the PCP report, Greener Living Radio, June 5, 2010

Los Angeles Times, Environmental Cancer Risks May Be More Dangerous Than You Think, May 24, 2010

The Lancet, Preventable Cancer in the US, May 15, 2010

Time, Cancer, Cancer Everywhere, May 14, 2010

NPR On Point, Environmental Cancer Risk: The President's Cancer Panel sounds the alarm on environmental cancer risks, May 12, 2010

WBAI radio, NYC, Green Street Radio, Dr. Richard Clapp discusses the PCP, May 11, 2010

Huffington Post, Memo to the American Cancer Society: Every Cancer Counts, May 11, 2010

Reuters, Environmental Cancers Still a Wild Card, May 10, 2010

The Brian Lehrer Show, Cancer and the Environment, May 10, 2010

Effect Measure, Environmental Cancer: because it's there, May 8, 2010

Boston Globe, Cancer Panel Sounds Alarm on Exposure to Chemicals, May 7, 2010

New York Times op-ed column by Nicholas Kristoff, New Alarm Bells About Chemicals and Cancer, May 6, 2010

Huffington Post, blog post by Jeanne Rizzo, President and CEO of the Breast Cancer Fund, co-facilitator of CHE's Breast Cancer Working Group, Will the War on Cancer Evolve to Take on Environmental Risks?, May 6, 2010

Washington Post, "Cancer Panel: 'Grievous Harm' Posed by Unchecked Chemicals in US", May 6, 2010

Environmental Health News, President's Cancer Panel: Environmentally Caused Cancers Are 'Grossly Underestimated" and 'Needlessly Devastate American Lives, May 6, 2010

On the Ground, Nicholas Kristoff's blog, Cancer Panels and Journalistic Panels, May 5, 2010

Daily Kos, Vindicated...by President's Cancer Panel, no less, May 6, 2010

Breitbart, President's Cancer Panel Report Finds True Burden of Environmentally Induced Cancer Greatly Underestimated, May 6, 2010

Business Week, US Must Do More to Cut Cases of Environmental Cancers , May 6, 2010

USA Today, Toxins Causing 'Grievous Harm', Cancer Panel Says, May 6, 2010

MedPage Today, Cancer Panel Says Environment May Contribute to Cancer Risk, May 6, 2010

Plastic News, Obama's cancer panel pushes for more regulation of chemicals, May 6, 2010

Advancing Green Chemistry, President's Cancer Panel Report links environmental toxics to cancer; strongly endorses Green Chemistry, May 6, 2010

Los Angeles Times, Cancer Risk of Chemicals in the Environment Uncertain, May 5, 2010

NPR's Health Blog, Everyday Chemicals Threaten Our Health, But Exact Risks Are Unknown, May 6, 2010

Reuters, American's 'Bombarded' With Cancer Causes: Government Panel, May 6, 2010

Listen to Recording

The President’s Cancer Panel (the Panel), a three-person, federal advisory committee appointed by the President, was established in 1971 with the passage of the National Cancer Act. The Panel is charged with monitoring the development and execution of the activities of the National Cancer Program. Each year, the Panel holds at least four public meetings to solicit input from a variety of stakeholders and submits an annual report to the President of the United States with recommendations focused on improving the National Cancer Program.

The Panel’s latest report, Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk What We Can Do Now, was released on May 5, 2010. (Select the link for Annual Report for 2008-2009)

CHE hosted a national partnership call to hear from representatives of the President's Cancer Panel and learn more about the report's findings and key recommendations. We also heard scientists' reactions to the report.

Featured Speakers

  • Abby B, Sandler, PhD, Executive Secretary, President's Cancer Panel, Chief, Institute Review Office, National Cancer Institute
  • Richard Clapp, DSc, MPH, is Professor of Environmental Health, Boston University School of Public Health
  • Julia G. Brody, PhD, Executive Director, Silent Spring Institute
  • Janet Nudelman, Breast Cancer Fund

The call was moderated by Elise Miller, Director, CHE.