Suzanne Snedeker, Ph.D. Associate Director of Translational Research Cornell University Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Factors (BCERF) http://envirocancer.cornell.edu.
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Associate Director of Translational Research
Cornell University Sprecher Institute for
Comparative Cancer Research
Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Factors (BCERF)
http://envirocancer.cornell.eduBreast Cancer and Environmental Chemicals: Why is there Concern?
Lack of Exercise
AlcoholExposure to Hormones
Lack of Exercise
major role in determining breast cancer risk
Ref: Lichtenstein et al., N. Engl. J. Med., 343:78-85, 2000
StyreneChemicals in the workplace–what do we know?
Refs: Steven and Rea, Cancer Causes Control, 12:279-287, 2001
Davis et al., JNCI, 93:15571562, 2001
Hansen et al., Epidemiology, 12:74-77, 2001
Schernhammer et al, JNCI, 93:1563-1568, 2001
Silent Spring Institute
Refs: Rudel et al., J. Air Waste Manage. Assoc. 51:499-513, 2001
Rudel et al., Environ. Science and Technol., 37:4543-53, 2003
Ref: Aspelin and Grub, Pesticide industry sales and usage, 1996 and 1997 market estimates, Figure 10.b, US EPA, November 1999.
Ref: Blair and Zahm, Environ. Health Perspect. 103 (Suppl 8):205-208, 1995
Ref: Alavanja et al., Am. J. Epidemiology, vol. 157, pp. 800-814, 2003
Ref: Duell et al., Epidemiology, 11:523-531, 2000
Ref: Snedeker, Environ. Health Perspect., 109 (suppl 1): 3547, 2001
Dyes and dye intermediates
Chemicals used in manufacture of rubber, neoprene, vinyl and polyurethane foams
Gasoline additives / lead scavengers
Metals use in microelectronics
Medical instrument sterilizing agent
Mycotoxin (toxin produced by a type of mold)
Pesticides and fumigants
Rocket fuelChemicals and breast cancer risk–National Toxicology Program
may affect breast cancer risk by:
45 days old
Photo whole mount collection of Snedeker and DiAugustine, 1987
TEB, Human, 13 yrs. old
Ref: Howard and Gusterson, J. Mam. Gland Biol. Neoplasia, 5:119-137, 2000Early exposures to chemicals–can they affect breast cancer risk?
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