Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors Program (BCERF)
Now part of the Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research
Web site Update
WELCOME to the e-Update for the Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk
Factors Program in New York State (BCERF). This update is provided by BCERF
to inform our sponsors and supporters of changes and additions
to the web site. Thank you for your interest in our program and web site.
JOIN US IN NEW YORK CITY! BCERF Cancer and Environment Forum, October 29, 2004
BCERF is hosting a regional Cancer and Environment Forum in New York City
on Friday, October 29, 2004 from 10:00-3:00. A full day of presentations by
scientists and educators will explore topics relating to breast cancer and
environment. The meeting is open to all. For more information, visit
To RSVP, email Carmi Orenstein cso1 at cornell.edu or call 607-255-1185.
A REVISED FACT SHEET Understanding Breast Cancer Rates
Scientists use breast cancer rates to monitor changes over time and to help
interpret sources of risk. But cancer rates are not as straight-forward as
they appear. To learn more about interpreting breast cancer rates, read the
revised fact sheet, "Understanding Breast Cancer Rates," at
VIEW PRESENTATIONS Web stream presentations on "Environmental Chemicals
and Breast Cancer Risk" and "Diet, Lifestyle, and Cancer Risk" by BCERF
staff members, Suzanne Snedeker and Barbour Warren are now on-line. Dr.
Snedeker's presentation is also available as PowerPoint slides. To see
these presentations, go to
EASY-TO-USE Environmental Chemicals and Cancer Database
BCERF introduces a searchable, interactive list of information on over 40
chemicals identified as causing breast tumors in lab animals by the
National Toxicology Program (NTP). The EnviroChem and Cancer database
offers a "snapshot" of information about the chemicals including major
uses, cancer classification, use in manufacturing and consumer products,
workplace regulations, and other pertinent facts.
Search the ECCD here: http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/ECCD.
The complete bibliography for the database is available here:
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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BCERF / Cornell University
Vet Box 31
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ithaca, NY 14853-6401
Phone: (607) 253-3468
Fax: (607) 254-4730
Email: breastcancer at cornell.edu