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MARIN COUNTY'S NEWS MONTHLY - FREE PRESS
(415)868-1600 - (415)868-0502(fax) - P.O. Box 31, Bolinas, CA, 94924

January, 2006

 

Communities Coming Together to Explore Environmental Links to Breast Cancer

Marin Breast Cancer Watch, Kaiser Permanente of Northern California and the University of California San Francisco invite the community to participate in a Town Hall Meeting on January 21, 2006, to learn about the Bay Area Breast Cancer and Environment Research Center's (BABCERC) activities exploring environmental links to breast cancer.
This public forum provides an opportunity for community members to learn about BABCERC, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Cancer Institute. Janice Barlow, Executive Director of Marin Breast Cancer Watch, Dr. Kenneth Olden, Director Emeritus of NIEHS, and Dr. Robert Hiatt, Director of BABCERC, will discuss the history and work of the Center. Drs. Lawrence Kushi and Mary Helen Barcellos-Hoff will discuss the Center's two scientific projects.

Dr. Sandra Steingraber's keynote talk "The Timing is the Poison: New Thinking on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors" will be followed by a reception.

Dr. Steingraber is the author of Living Downstream: An Ecologist Looks at Cancer and the Environment.

Concurrent presentations and discussions on "Environmental Justice and Disparities in Breast Cancer," "Reducing Toxins in the Home," and "What's Puberty Got to Do with Breast Cancer Research?" will take place following lunch. The Northern California Soul Strutters and KIPP Bayview Academy African Drum and Dance Team will perform.

What: Town Hall Meeting hosted by Bay Area Breast Cancer and Environment Research Center When: Saturday, January 21, 2006, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Where: Kaiser Permanente Oakland Medical Center Conference Room, 280 W. MacArthur Blvd., Oakland, CA. Cost: Free. Pre-registration required. Call 415-507-1949.

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