Organized by the International Breast Cancer and Nutrition (IBCN) group

2015 Program

The goal of this symposium is to bring together global public health actors, advocates, clinicians and researchers on breast cancer prevention to discuss the impact of environmental factors such as foods, stress, pollutants and exercise on the genome. The symposium will take us on a journey across disciplines for interactions at the interface of biology, medicine, behavior and environmental policies. Concretely, we will explore the impact of new knowledge in the genome on prevention interventions and the need for biomarkers, health and food policy and practices, and socioeconomic and cultural contexts in which environmental factors come into play.

Breast cancer prevention is a global public health challenge that requires: Utilization of the diversity of diet: environment and epigenomic pool globally; A multidisciplinary approach: biology, epidemiology, medicine, nutrition, social sciences and communication, education, and public policy; Contributions from scientists, clinicians, and advocates; Sustained international effort in research and action.

Abstract submission for poster and oral presentations is now closed. If you have any questions, contact Kris Swank at



Young-Joon Surh, Tumor Microenvironment Global Core Research Center, Seoul National University, Korea

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Breast Cancer Prevention....from around the world

Joan Lappe, PhD, RN, FAAN, Creighton University, USA
Viktor Novikov, MD, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russia
Philippe Kadhel, MD, PhD, University Teaching Hospital, Pointe-A-Pitre (Guadeloupe), France
Hye-Kyung Na, PhD, Sungshin Women's University, Korea

Environmental Medicine and the Epigenome

Michele Forman , PhD, University of Texas, Austin, USA
Jo L. Freudenheim, PhD, University of New York at Buffalo, USA

Biomarkers for Prevention Intervention

Lie-Fen Shyur, PhD, Agricultural Biotechnology Research Center, Academia Sinica, Taiwan
Peter Fasching,
MD, Erlangen University, Germany

Local Nutrition Facing Globalization

Henry Joseph, PhD, Manager, Phytobokza, (Guadeloupe), France
Bahram Rashidkhani, MD, MPH, PhD, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran
Tony Opoku Agyemang, DVM, PhD, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science & Technology, Kumasi, Ghana

Interventions in Prevention

Connie Rogers, PhD, Penn State University, USA
Tanya Agurs-Collins, PhD, RD, National Cancer Institute NIH, USA

Gynecologic Cancers & Environmental Policy

Leslie Reinlib, PhD, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH, USA
Marisa Fazzino, MD, Ministry of Health, Uruguay
Daniele Luce, PhD, French National Insitute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM), Guadeloupe

Special Program on October 4

Local doctors will discuss cancers other than breast cancer

Philippe Kadhel, MD, University Teaching Hospital, Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe
G├╝len Ayhan, MD, University Teaching Hospital, Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Pierre Hayot, MD, University Teaching Hospital, Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe
Ali Ghassani, MD, University Teaching Hospital, Pointe-A-Pitre, Guadeloupe

Sponsors for the 2015 Symposium

International Breast Cancer & Nutrition (IBCN) Oncological Sciences Center, Purdue Discovery Park
Purdue University Center for Cancer Research Department of Nutrition Science Departmental Council of Guadeloupe
National Institute for Prevention and Health Education" (INPES) at EHESP School of Public Health
EHESP School of Public Health IPSEN Roche Novartis Seprofam Amgen GKS Janssen
Jumbo Car Guadeloupe Susan Bulkeley Butler Institute for the Development of Women Leaders
Purdue University Office of the Provost Sanofi Pasteur Bayer

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