Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors Program
Web site Update
Welcome to the e-Update for the Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk
Factors Program in New York State (BCERF). This is a service provided by
BCERF to keep our sponsors and supporters informed of changes and additions
to the web site. Thank you for your interest in our program and web site.
NEWS YOU CAN USE: New article on pesticide contamination in drinking water.
To read this article titled Investigating the Breast Cancer Risk of DBCP, a
Persistent Pesticide and Groundwater Contaminant by Heather Clark, Ph.D.,
and Suzanne Snedeker, Ph.D. go to
For more information on DBCP read the newest fact sheet from BCERF: An
Evaluation of Dibromochloropropane (DBCP). A pdf copy of this fact sheet
can be accessed at
A new fact sheet from BCERF: What role does race or ethnicity play in
determining your breast cancer risk? Women of different racial/ethnic
backgrounds have different rates of breast cancer occurrence and survival
from the disease. To read more, this fact sheet can be accessed at
JUST POSTED: NY State Breast Cancer Incidence and Mortality Maps for 1996
They are in, and they are up! From the NYS Department of Health the
county based data, our maps for New York States Incidence and Mortality
from Breast Cancer are available. To go to the map page follow the link to
Featured in our newsletter The Ribbon, What is the Precautionary
Principle? How is it Taking Shape Nationally and Globally? This article
by Suzanne Snedeker, Ph.D.
is based on a talk given by Dr. Snedeker at a BCERF Ad Hoc Discussion Group
meeting on Long Island, NY on June 19, 2003. To read more go to
In addition, a bibliography to accompany this article is available at
BCERF strives to provide information on environmental risk factors
and the risk of breast cancer and other hormonal dependent cancers. We
provide information in a variety of forms that allows our readers to make
informed decisions for the reduction of breast cancer risk.
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