Sessions: Breast Cancer Prevention... from around the world; Tissue biobanks for primary prevention research; Sustainable biobanks for natural sources of protective compounds; Making sense of epigenetic information for cancer risk assessment; Nutrition studies, guidelines for international endeavor; Ethics and policy for resources sharing and international exchange.

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.

Sponsors for the 2017 Symposium

We thank the following sponsors for their support:

Purdue University Center for Cancer Research

Ecole des Haute Etudes en Santé Publique (EHESP)

University of Montevideo


Catherine Peachey Fund

Chair of the National Institute for Prevention and

Education in Health (INPES)-Public Health, France

Colinas de Garzón


Disco Group

First Spanish Association of Mutual Aid (AEPSM)

International Breast Cancer & Nutrition (IBCN)


Purdue University Office of the Provost

Susan Bulkeley Butler Institute for the Development of Women Leaders

Purdue University Department of Nutrition Science

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