The Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) is a joint effort co-funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) and the National Cancer Institute. The BCERP supports a multidisciplinary network of scientists, clinicians, and community partners to examine the effects of ENVIRONMENTAL EXPOSURES that may predispose a woman to breast cancer throughout her life.
The BCERP aims to examine WINDOWS OF SUSCEPTIBILITY that could be informative, especially in light of novel findings of the effects of diet, hormone replacement therapy, and long-term exposure to agents such as ENDOCRINE DISRUPTORS in adults, as well as children.
On November 16-17, 120 attendees gathered in Monrovia, CA to attend the 12th Annual Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) Meeting: Translating Research into Action to Reduce Breast Cancer. The meeting was hosted by the Beckman Research Institute at City of Hope in the neighboring town of Duarte.