Funded by the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP), the Breast Cancer and Chemicals Policy project aims to:
Identify key toxicological methods for detecting chemical contributors to breast cancer,
Investigate testing strategies that will provide the most useful information to policy makers, consumers and businesses attempting to reduce chemical hazards, and
Recommend means for addressing current gaps in toxicological methods and scientific knowledge in order to more effectively manage chemicals.
The year-long project is co-directed by Megan Schwarzman (PI), MD, MPH, Research Scientist at the UC, Berkeley School of Public Health, Center for Occupational and Environmental Health (COEH), and Sarah Janssen, MD, PhD, MPH, Science Fellow at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC). The project’s final report will be published in April, 2010.
Pathways to Breast Cancer: A Case Study for Innovation in Chemical Safety Evaluation
Breast Cancer and Chemicals Policy Project
Center for Occupational and Environmental Health
School of Public Health, UC Berkeley
50 University Hall #7360
Berkeley, CA 94720