National Satellite Conference on Health and Environment

M. Stewart ms154 at cornell.edu
Sat Jan 26 22:07:17 EST 2002

Environment and Breast Cancer: Education for Change
National Satellite Conference
April 4, 2002    1:00 to 3:00 p.m. (Eastern standard time)

Sponsored by:
Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors
112 Rice Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 14853-6501
breastcancer at cornell.edu

For educators working with women, families, and communities to:
*Understand connections between health and environment
*Be physically active
*Eat healthy
*Limit exposure to environmental chemicals
*Integrate breast cancer risk reduction education into health screening.

Plan now to become a conference down-link site.
*Materials and support will be provided to help you along
*Build or enhance local networks for health promotion
*Share ideas and strategies for risk reduction in your community

This is the conference for you if you work with:
*Women's Organizations
*Workplace Wellness Programs
*Health Clinics/Medical Offices
*Hospitals /Mammography Units
*Cancer Organizations
*Girl Scout and 4H Leaders
*Schools and Parent Organizations
*Civic, Housing and Neighborhood Groups
*Homeowners and Gardeners

Featured Presentations:

Environment and Breast Cancer: An Emerging Science
-Dr. Suzanne Snedeker, Cornell University
Adolescence:  A Critical Life Period for Breast Cancer Risk
-Dr. Barbour Warren, Cornell University
An Intergenerational Approach for Reducing Risk
-Dr. Elaine Wethington, Cornell University
A Tool Kit for Breast Cancer Risk Reduction
Dr. Carol Devine, Cornell University

A word about breast cancer and environment
Since established risk factors for breast cancer account for less than half
of all cases, there is concern that environment may play an important role
in this disease.  Environment includes diet and lifestyle habits, as well
as exposure to environmental chemicals and ionizing radiation.  A very
important question that scientists are now studying is whether chemicals
(like products we can buy for home and garden use) can contribute to breast
cancer risk by acting like hormones in the body or weakening the immune
system.  Another area of study is the increased susceptibility of children
to exposures that might increase the risk of developing breast cancer later
in life. Early establishment of healthful lifestyles can help young girls
establish the foundation necessary to maintain good health throughout life.

Watch for more conference information coming soon!
To find out more about the Cornell University Program on Breast Cancer and
Environmental Risk Factors (BCERF) visit our web site:
Contact Us: breastcancer at cornell.edu
M. Stewart <ms154 at cornell.edu>
Webmaster/Electronic Communications
BCERF  / Cornell University
101 Rice Hall

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