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Breast Cancer & the Environment Research Program

Program Lead

Thaddeus Schug, Ph.D.
Thaddeus T. Schug, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator

Tel (919) 541-9469


Breast Cancer & the Environmental Research Centers: Girls


Program Description

NIEHS and the National Cancer Institute co-fund the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP), which supports the enhancement of our knowledge regarding environmental and genetic factors underlying breast cancer risk over women's lifespans. Through the integration of experimental models and human studies, the BCERP Transdisciplinary Research Projects are studying how environmental exposures during specific times (windows of susceptibility), such as puberty or during pregnancy, may increase breast cancer risk. The BCERP Coordinating Center serves as a hub for communication about priority research topics and scientific findings from the program that can inform prevention.

Program Contacts

Symma Finn, Ph.D.
Symma Finn, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator

Tel (919) 541-4258
Leslie J. Reinlib, Ph.D.
Leslie Reinlib, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator

Tel (919) 541-4998
Fax (919) 316-4606

NCI Program Contacts

Tram K. Lam, Ph.D., M.P.H.
NCI BCERP Program Director
Cancer Epidemiology
Ron Johnson, Ph.D.
Cancer Biology

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