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If you’re interested in learning about the causes of breast cancer and how to prevent it, join the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) for its inaugural virtual conference, Occupational Risks and Consumer Products Contributing to Breast Cancer. Taking place Jan. 19 from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (PT), CBCRP-funded investigators will explore the links between breast cancer and chemical exposures at work and at home, along with strategies for recognizing and addressing them.

Program highlights

Plenary Session

Moderator: Erika Bell, Ph.D., Bay Area Cancer Connections

  • Occupational Chemical Exposures in California and Breast Cancer Risk
    • Robert Harrison, M.D., M.P.H., Public Health Institute
    • Peggy Reynolds, Ph.D., UCSF
  • Taking Stock: Product Use Among Black and Latina Women
    • Bhavna Shamasunder, Ph.D., Occidental College
    • Janette Robinson Flint, Black Women for Wellness
  • The Impact of Public Policies on Chemical Exposures Relevant to Breast Cancer
    • Megan Schwarzman, M.D., M.P.H. UC Berkeley

Concurrent Breakout Sessions

  • Translating Research to Policy
  • Opportunities and Pitfalls of Biomonitoring
  • Leveraging Research to Address Community Concerns

See the full program at our event website and register here.

For questions, contact Katherine McKenzie.

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