Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors (BCERF)
The Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research
BCERFs Web site: http://envirocancer.cornell.edu
Providing science-based information on cancer and environmental risk factors
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What is NEW from BCERF
NEWEST EDITION OF THE RIBBON NEWSLETTER
Volume 13, Number 3, Summer 2008
Download the ENTIRE ISSUE as a PDF file at:
This issue of The Ribbon features:
RESPONDING TO CANCER AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONCERNS
An interview with Dr. Elizabeth Lewis-Michl, of the Community Exposure Research Section, Bureau of Environmental and Occupational Epidemiology, Center for Environmental Health, at the New York State Department of Health, discusses her programs approach to responding to cancer and environmental concerns.
SUMMARY of the ROCHESTER SPRING REGIONAL CANCER AND ENVIRONMENT FORUM <http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/Newsletter/articles/v13Spring08.cfm>
CORNELL CHRONICLE ARTICLE ON THE BREAST CANCER RISK OF FIREFIGHTERS
This reprinted article discusses BCERF translational research and our new brochure, Alert for Women Firefighters, on chemical exposures in firefighting that may increase the risk of breast cancer. <http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/Newsletter/articles/v13Firefighters.cfm>
SPANISH VERSION of BROCHURE FOR WOMEN FIREFIGHTERS NOW AVAILABLE
The BCERF ALERT brochure for women firefighters is now available in Spanish. This brochure emphasizes the importance of wearing protective equipment, especially Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), at all phases of firefighting, since there may be exposure to chemicals that may increase the risk of breast cancer during firefighting activities.
SPANISH (Español) VERSION (with references) in HTML
To request copies of the printed, full-color BCERF ALERT brochure for women firefighters (color brochure currently available only in English), please contact Lyn Netter, BCERF Administrative Assistant, at 607 254-2893 or by email at lcn4 from cornell.edu.
FALL REGIONAL CANCER AND ENVIRONMENT FORUM ON LONG ISLAND
Our next Regional Cancer and Environment Forum will take place at Stony Brook University, on Monday, November 3, 2008, from 1:00 pm to 7:00 pm. For more information please go to:
Presentation topics include:
- Contaminants emerging in our water
- Partnerships in childrens environmental health
- Genetic variation, environmental factors, and breast cancer risk
- The Estrogen Connection: Environmental estrogens in everyday products
In addition to these presentations, during the dinner program the three BCERF Estrogen Connection videos will be shown and discussed. Young women are especially encouraged to attend and participate.
The program has a strict participant limit. Please call or email Carmi Orenstein if you are interested in attending, at (607) 255-1185 or cso1 from cornell.edu.
BCERF strives to provide information on environmental risk factors and the risk of breast cancer and other hormonally dependent cancers. We provide information in a variety of forms, helping our readers make informed decisions for risk reduction of breast cancer and other cancers.
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This issue of eUpdate was written by Suzanne M. Snedeker, BCERF Associate Director for Translational Research. Listserve manager is Lyn Netter.
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September 2008 edition of eUpdate