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.
Project LEAD Institute, a key component of the National Breast Cancer Coalition’s Center for Advocacy Training, has been training breast cancer activists for more than 20 years. This intensive six-day course is an NBCC program and together with NBCC continuing education for LEAD graduates, provides breast cancer advocates with the education and training they need to understand the language and concepts of biology, genetics, epidemiology, immunology, clinical trials, and the unique role advocates play in influencing the research agenda.
If you have a serious interest in scientific study and in preparing yourself for participation in the policy-setting and decision-making roles of breast cancer research advocacy, don’t miss this opportunity for outstanding training through NBCC’s July 2018 Project LEAD® Institute.
Acceptance to the Project LEAD® Institute is a competitive application process so we encourage you to apply now! This is the only time in 2018 that the course will be offered. The Institute will be held July 22-27, 2018 in La Jolla, CA. The application deadline for the course is April 18, 2018 at 5 PM EST. Tuition is free and includes all Institute materials and meals. Applicants must be a member of NBCC. Become an NBCC member now. Applicants can also apply for need-based scholarships to assist with lodging and travel expenses.