Since their addition to the BCERP in 2009, the investigators for the Windows of Susceptibility (WOS) studies have been pursuing novel experimental and ancillary epidemiological, clinical, or population studies involving human subjects focusing on the gene-environment interactions as well as molecular mechanisms of environmental influences on breast cancer risk operational during relevant windows of susceptibility over the life span of an organism. Investigators have partnered with breast cancer advocate and members of the engaged community to facilitate bi-directional communication. Responsibilities of the community partners include communicating community concerns regarding environmental exposures of high and relevant importance, representing the community perspective when investigators are designing their studies, and helping to translate and communicate study findings to community members, policy makers, and/or other stakeholders, as appropriate.
The Principal Investigator and lead representative for the Community Partners for past studies are listed below. Click on the project titles to view a summary of each study.