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Breast Cancer & the Environment Research Program

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 exposures during specific time periods over the life course may increase breast cancer risk. During these windows of susceptibility, such as puberty or during pregnancy, an individual may be particularly vulnerable to different chemical or dietary exposures. The BCERP program also includes studies that focus on targeted risk communication regarding breast cancer and the environment and validation of the effectiveness of existing materials developed for parents and caregivers, health care professionals, advocates and for the general public. 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 Lead

Abee Boyles, Ph.D.
Abee Boyles, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator

Tel 984-287-3241
abee.boyles@nih.gov

NIEHS Program Staff

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

Tel 984-287-3259
symma.finn@nih.gov
Leslie J. Reinlib, Ph.D.
Les Reinlib, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator
Program Director

Tel 919-541-4998
Fax 919-316-4606
reinlib@niehs.nih.gov
Thaddeus Schug, Ph.D.
Thaddeus T. Schug, Ph.D.
Health Scientist Administrator

Tel 984-287-3319
schugt2@niehs.nih.gov

NCI Program Staff

Tram K. Lam
Tram K. Lam, Ph.D., M.P.H.
NCI BCERP Program Director Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences

Tel (240) 276-6967
lamt@mail.nih.gov
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Ron Johnson, Ph.D.
Division of Cancer Biology

rjohnso2@mail.nih.gov
Neeraja Sathymoorthy
Neeraja Sathyamoorthy, Ph.D.
Division of Cancer Biology

Tel (240) 276-6220
sathyamn@mail.nih.gov