Co-Chairs: Rabih Talhouk, Martine Bellanger, Sophie A. Lelièvre, and
Connie M. Weaver
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 ":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.
Abstract submission is open.
There are slots available for oral presentatin for scientist and research trainees. Deadline for submission is June 15, 2013.
Mina J. Bissell, PhD, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA
Session: Breast Cancer Prevention...from around the World
Session Chair:Tam Donnelly, PhD, University of Calgary-Qatar, Qatar
Speaker: Nagi El-Saghir, MD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Speaker: Marisa Fazzino, MD, National Cancer Program (PRONACCAN0, Uruguay
Speaker: Lida Mina, MD, Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, USA
Session: From Risk to Tumor--- Transition Mechanisms
Session Chair: Lida Mina, MD, Indiana University Simon Cancer Center, Indianapolis, USA
Session Co-Chair: Arafat Tfaily, MD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Session Keynote: Valerie Weaver, PhD, University of California San Francisco, USA
Speaker: Victoria Seewaldt, MD, Duke University, USA
The Molecular Bases of Nutritional Influence on Breast Cancer Prevention
Session Co-Chair: Nahla Hwalla, MD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Session Keynote: John Milner, PhD, USDA, Beltsville Human Nutrition Center, USA
Speaker: Anna Wu, PhD, University of Southern California, USA
Speaker: Rihab Nasr, PhD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Epigenetic Memory and Breast Cancer Risk
Behavior and Breast Cancer Risk
Gene-environment Interactions that Impact Policies
Sponsors for the 2013 Symposium
International Breast Cancer & Nutrition (IBCN) • Oncological Sciences Center, Purdue Discovery Park
Purdue University Center for Cancer Research • Purdue University Office of the Provost
Susan Bulkeley Butler Institute for the Development of Women Leaders