Annual Meeting

November 13-16, 2012
Hilton San Francisco Financial District, San Francisco, CA

sponsored by
AVON Foundation
Business Meetings
BCERP Business Meetings and Workshops (detailed schedule will be sent to BCERP members)
   •  Tuesday, November 13, 1pm - 6:30pm
   •  Wednesday, November 14, 8am - 6:15pm
Open Public Meetings
Tuesday, November 13, 2012
6:30 pm-8:00pm Distilling Your Message - an Interactive Presentation on Communicating Science (flyer) - Grand Ballroom
The Center for Communicating Science at Stony Brook University
Windows of Susceptibility

Thursday, November 15, 2012

 7:00-   Continental Breakfast and Registration - Grand Ballroom Foyer
7:15-7:45 Orientation for First Time Attendees
8:00-8:15 Welcome, Opening Remarks, Introduction of Keynote Speaker - Grand Ballroom
Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD, Program Chair, University of California San Francisco
Leslie Reinlib, PhD, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH
Gary Ellison, PhD, National Cancer Institute, NIH
NIEHS and the Future of Breast Cancer Research. [abstract]
Linda S. Birnbaum, PhD, DABT, ATS, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
  Session I:  IN Utero
Chairperson: Susan Pinney, PhD
9:00-9:20 Prenatal Environmental Exposures: Lifelong Impact on Mammary Gland Development and Function. [abstract]
Suzanne E. Fenton, PhD, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
9:20-9:40 Reprogramming Breast Cancer Risk in Utero via Endocrine Disruptor and Dietary Fat Interaction. [abstract]
Shuk-mei Ho, PhD, University of Cincinnati
9:40-10:00 In Utero Phthalate Exposure Alters the Developing Reproductive System in Males: Lessons From Toxicology. [abstract]
Shanna H. Swan, PhD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
10:00-10:10 Assessment of Basic Knowledge and Interest in Teens and Adults Regarding the Impact of the Environment on Cancer Risk Through Epigenetics. [abstract]
Banita Bailey, Pink Ribbon Girls, Cincinnati, OH
10:10-10:30 Discussion / Q & A
10:30-10:50 Break
  Session II: Puberty
Chairperson: Shuk-mei Ho, PhD
10:50-11:17 Mycoestrogens in Girls’ Growth and Development. [abstract]
Elisa V. Bandera, MD, PhD, The Cancer Institute of New Jersey
11:17-11:44 Puberty in Contemporary Girls and Health and Disease in Adult Women. [abstract]
Frank Biro, MD, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
11:44-12:11 Breast Cancer Prevention at a Young Age:  The LEGACY Girls Study. [abstract]
Esther M. John, PhD, Cancer Prevention Institute of California
12:11-12:20 Panel Discussion
12:20-1:50 Lunch with the Experts - 2nd floor
  Session III: pregnancy
Chairpersons: Janice Barlow, NP, and Gayle Windham, PhD
1:50-2:10 Pregnancy Associated Breast Cancer: Defining the Risk and Targets for Intervention. [abstract]
Virginia Borges, MD, University of Colorado Cancer Center
2:10-2:30 Pregnancy, Obesity, and Basal-like Breast Cancer Microenvironment. [abstract]
Melissa Troester, PhD, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
2:30-2:50 Chromatin Remodeling in the Breast of Parous Women Affects the Window of Susceptibility to Cancer. [abstract]
Jose Russo, MD, Fox Chase Cancer Center
2:50-3:00 Reflections
Janice Barlow, RN, Zero Breast Cancer
3:00-3:20 Discussion / Q & A
3:20-3:30 Break
3:30-5:30 Poster Session - Columbus I-III
4:30-5:30 Mentoring Session - Grand Ballroom
mentors: Drs. Virginia Borges, Suzanne Fenton, Lawrence Kushi
5:30 Adjourn - dinner on own

Friday, November 16, 2011

7:30-8:30 Continental Breakfast and Registration - Grand Ballroom Foyer
  Session IV: Menopause [session abstract] - Grand Ballroom
Chairperson: Amy Trentham-Dietz, PhD
8:30-8:50 Menopause - a Window of Opportunity or Susceptibility: Hormone Therapy and Breast Cancer.
Marcia Stefanick, PhD, Stanford University
8:50-9:10 Early Life Factors and Reproductive Timing: Evidence on Menarche and Menopause. [abstract]
Mary Beth Terry, PhD, Columbia University
9:10-9:30 Xenoestrogens in Relation to Mammographic Breast Density - a Marker of Breast Cancer Risk - in Postmenopausal Women. [abstract]
Amy Trentham-Dietz, University of Wisconsin
9:30-9:40 Reflections
Marj Plumb, DrPH, Plumbline Coaching & Consulting
9:40-10:00 Discussion / Q & A
10:00-10:20 Break
  Session V: Flame retardants - Translation of Research into Public Policy
Chairpersons: Janice Barlow, NP, and Gayle Windham, PhD
10:20-10:45 Flame Retardants and Flammability Standards: How Scientific Research Can Inform Policies. [abstract]
Arlene Blum, PhD, Green Science Policy Institute
  Panel Discussion, moderated by Alexandra Anderson, MPH, Zero Breast Cancer
10:45-10:55    Gayle Windham, PhD, California Dept. of Public Health
10:55-11:05    Michael Lipsett, MD, California Dept. of Public Health
11:05-11:15    Liza Gross, Public Library of Science
11:15-11:25    Mark Leno, California State Senator
11:25-11:50    Discussion
11:50-12:00 Poster Awards
Robert A. Hiatt, MD, PhD
12:00-12:20 Open Discussion / Q & A
12:20 Adjourn



Korenman suggested in 1980 that puberty and perimenopause were two “windows” of maximum breast cancer inducibility by environmental carcinogens. This session will focus on several exposures that are of particular relevance to peri- and postmenopausal women including obesity, postmenopausal hormone use, and environmental chemicals. The potential connections between the different windows of susceptibility will also be addressed.
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