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, Professor of Basic Medical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine
Associate Director, Collaborative Science, NCI-designated Purdue Center for Cancer Research, USA

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

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


Michelle Liratni
Administrative Assistant
Purdue Center for Cancer Research
201 S. University Street, Hansen Life Sciences Building
West Lafayette, IN 47907-2064
Phone: (765) 494-9129
Fax: (765) 494-9193
mliratni@purdue.edu
www.cancerresearch.purdue.edu

Pam Walker-Stokes (for registration information)
Conference Coordinator
Purdue University Conferences
128 Memorial Mall
Stewart Center, Room 116
West Lafayette, IN 47907
Phone: (765)494-0567
Main Office:: (765)494-9482
Email: pawstokes@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.