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staten island breast cancer research initiative sibcri
Staten Island Breast Cancer Research Initiative (SIBCRI)
  • Researchers at CES, recognized internationally for their work in cancer research, now look to focus the next phase of research on answering the question, “Why do Staten Island females have a higher rate of breast cancer incidence and mortality?”
  • CES has established the Staten Island Breast Cancer Research Initiative, convening an interdisciplinary team of experts to spearhead this effort.
study area staten island ny environmental sources
Study Area: Staten Island, NYEnvironmental Sources
  • Downwind from the largest petrochemical industry in the world
  • Brookfield and Richmond Terrace (EPA Superfund site)
  • Fresh Kills landfill:
    • 50 years harbored the largest open dump
  • Study Area: Staten Island, NY
cancer incidence and mortality in nyc 2005 2009
Cancer Incidence and Mortality in NYC 2005-2009

NYS Department of Health, 2012 www.health.ny.gov

what is breast cancer
What is Breast Cancer?
  • All cancers are caused by abnormal cell growth. Cells in our body grow, divide, and die continually. Some cells develop incorrectly and grow out of control. 
  • With breast cancer these uncontrolled cells form a lump or tumor (mass). The tumor invades and destroys nearby tissues.  If left untreated, cancer cells can break away from the tumor and travel, spreading cancer to other parts of the body.
  • Breast cancer can spread to the bones, lungs, brain, and other organs.
breast cancer risks
Breast Cancer Risks

Factors You Can Control:

  • Diet

  • Exercise
  • Alcohol 

  • Smoking
  • Sleep
  • HRT
breast cancer risks1
Breast Cancer Risks

Factors you cannot control:

  • Gender
  • Race
  • Increasing Age
  • Genetic History
  • Family Health History
  • Previous History of Breast Cancer
  • Early Onset of Menstruation/Late Menopause
  • Having Children Later in Life/No Children
  • Environmental Exposure
  • Dense Breasts
breast cancer detection methods
Breast Cancer Detection Methods
  • Self-examinations
  • Clinical Examinations
  • Screening Mammography
  • Diagnostic Mammography
  • Breast Ultrasound
  • MRI
  • Biopsies
contact information
Contact Information

Staten Island Breast Cancer Research Initiative

Center for Environmental Science

College of Staten Island,

2800 Victory Blvd., 6S-310

Staten Island, NY 10314

718-982-3920

sibcri@csi.cuny.edu

http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/sibcri