ABOUT US

committee

Co-Chair: Martine Bellanger, Professor of Health Economics
Head of the MPH Programs and Deputy Director of the Center for Public Health Policy Analsysis(CAPPS), EHESP- French School of Public Health

Co-Chair: Sophie A. Lelièvre, Associate Professor of Basic Medical Sciences
Leader, Breast Cancer Discovery Group, NCI-designated Purdue Center for Cancer Research

Co-Chair: Connie Weaver, Distinguished Professor of Foods and Nutrition

scientific committee

Martine Bellanger, Professor of Health Economics
Head of the MPH Programs and Deputy Director of the Center for Public Health Policy Analsysis(CAPPS), EHESP- French School of Public Health

Ellen Gruenbaum, Professor of Anthropology, Purdue University, USA

Sandra Liu, Professor of Consumer Science, Purdue University, USA

Farah Naja, Professor of Nutrition, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Rabih Talhouk, Professor of Biology, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Connie Weaver, Distinguished Professor of Foods and Nutrition, Purdue University, USA

Beatrice Wiafe-Addai, MD, PhD, Peace and Love Hospitals and Breast Care International, Ghana

contact


Kristine Swank
Operations Manager
Oncological Sciences Center, Discovery Park Purdue University
1201 W. State Street
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2057
(765) 494-4674
Fax: (765) 494-9870
kswank@purdue.edu
www.purdue.edu/discoverypark/oncological

Kathy Walters (for registration information)
Senior Conference Coordinator
Purdue University Conferences
128 Memorial Mall
Stewart Center, Room 116
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: (765)494-2758
Fax: (765)494-0567
Email: kw@purdue.edu

partners





ibcn project


The international breast cancer and nutrition (IBCN) project is focused on breast cancer prevention research to inform health communication, interventions, and public policy. This project benefits from a global perspective through the establishment of culturally aware multidisciplinary and international collaborations.

The development of breast cancer prevention strategies will be facilitated by a better knowledge of the epigenetic regulation of DNA (i.e, a series of mechanisms resulting in the reorganization of chromatin, in particular, via posttranslational histone modifications and DNA methylation, and that control the expression and silencing of genes). One way to identify epigenetic factors that influence breast cancer development in response to the environment is to focus on nutrition since dietary patterns have been associated with breast cancer and nutrients are known to impact gene expression (nutrigenomics). Once the diet-epigenetic interactions that protect or weaken the breast epithelium have been identified, it will be possible to develop breast cancer prevention strategies.