Executive Summary (PDF)
Funded by the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP), the goals of the Breast Cancer and Chemicals Policy project were to:
Develop an approach for toxicological testing that would detect chemical contributors to breast cancer risk,
Identify research needs and recommend improvements to existing test methods, and
Pilot a model process that could be applied to other disease endpoints, informing the ultimate aim of producing a comprehensive approach to identifying hazardous chemicals.
The project was co-directed by Principle Investigator Megan Schwarzman, 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, formerly Senior Scientist at the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), now with the UCSF Division of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, and the Kaiser Permanente Medical Center, San Francisco.
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