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For more information about this archival news release, please contact Robin Mackar(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/news/media/index.cfm), News Director, Office of Communications & Public Liaison(http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/od/ocpl/index.cfm) at (919) 541-0073 or by email at rmackar@niehs.nih.gov.
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 31, 2006, 12:00 p.m. EDT
Contact: John Peterson, NIEHS
(919) 541-7860

NIEHS Conference Will Explore Environmental Causes of Breast Cancer

WHAT:   The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a component of the National Institutes of Health, is sponsoring its third annual Early Environmental Exposures Meeting at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, California. The meeting will include presentations on the basic biology of breast development, environmental exposures that influence the onset of puberty, a risk factor for breast cancer, and public health communication of the risks associated with these exposures.

 
WHEN:   November 2-3, 2006
Thursday session: 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday session: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, California
The meeting is open to the public.

 
WHY:   The purpose of the meeting is to promote the latest scientific findings from the Institute's four Breast Cancer and Environment Research Centers - University of California, San Francisco, Fox Chase Cancer Center in Philadelphia, Michigan State University in East Lansing, and the University of Cincinnati. Funded jointly by the NIEHS and the National Cancer Institute, the centers are investigating the influence of early-life exposures on mammary gland development and the potential of these exposures to alter the risk of breast cancer in later life.

 

 

While there is no fee for the event, advance registration is required for meeting attendance and other activities. All meeting activities will be conducted at the Claremont Hotel. For more information on meeting registration and activities, please visit the Early Environmental Exposures Meeting website at http://www.bcerc.org/2006mtg/index.htm  (http://www.bcerc.org/2006mtg/index.htm) .




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