Organized by the International Breast Cancer and Nutrition (IBCN) group
The goal of this symposium is to bring together global public health actors, advocates, and researchers on breast cancer prevention, to discuss the impact of environmental factors such as foods, stress, exercise on the genome. The symposium will take us on a journey across disciplines to study different levels of gene –environment interactions. Concretely, we will explore the epigenetic mechanisms of gene expression control, health policy and practices, socioeconomic and cultural contexts in which these 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.
Abstracts submission for poster and oral presentations will be open for submissions until June 30, 2014. If you have questions, please contact Kris Swank at email@example.com. Submit abstract
Status of breast cancer prevention …from around the world
From Risk to Tumor: Transition Mechanisms
The molecular Bases of Nutritional Influence on Breast Cancer Prevention
Epigenetic Memory and Breast Cancer Risk
Behavior and Breast Cancer Risk
Gene-Environment Interactions that Impact Policies
Symposium SpeakersShuk-mei Ho, Director, Cincinnati Cancer Center, University of Cincinnati, USA
Victoria Seewaldt, Professor of Medicine, Duke University, USA
Valerie M. Weaver, Professor of Surgery, Anatomy and Bioengineering and Tissue Regeneration, University of California, USA
Anna H. Wu, Professor of Preventive Medicine, University of Southern California, USA
Sponsor for the 2014 Symposium