The 2013 International Breast Cancer Prevention Symposium: Genes, the Environment and Breast Cancer Risk has been postponed until 2014. The unstable political situation in Lebanon and surrounding region has recently escalated, and the IBCN organizing committee felt it appropriate to postpone to ensure the safety of everyone. (Read More)

Prevent and Treat Breast Cancer: The Role of Nutrition

Organized by the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences at the American University of Beirut and in collaboration with the International Breast Cancer and Nutrition (IBCN), USA

October 25th, 2013 12:30 — 2:30 pm
Charles Hostler Center
American University of Beirut, Lebanon

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IBCN EXPANDED THINK-TANK on BREAST CANCER RISK

Saumur, France; October 9-12, 2013

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Think-Tank Participants

Think-Tank Sponsors

CNRS AUBMC AUB
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
Department of Nutrition Purdue University
Institut National de Prevention et d"Education pour la Santé (INPES)
Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique
Chaire INPES « Promotion de la santé » at EHESP
Marie de Saumur


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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 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.





Symposium Keynote:

Mina J. Bissell, PhD, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, USA

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Session: Breast Cancer Prevention...from around the World

Session Chair:Tam Donnelly, PhD, University of Calgary-Qatar, Qatar
Session Co-Chair: Sandra Liu, PhD, Purdue University, USA
Speaker: Caroline Abadie, MD, Unicancer, Rennes, France
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

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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

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The Molecular Bases of Nutritional Influence on Breast Cancer Prevention

Session Co-Chair: Nahla Hwalla, MD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Speaker: Rihab Nasr, PhD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

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Epigenetic Memory and Breast Cancer Risk

Session Chair: Rabih Talhouk, MD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Speaker: Nora Artagaveytia, MD, Tumor Bank, Faculty of Medicine, Montevideo, Uruguay

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Behavior and Breast Cancer Risk

Speaker: Martine Bellanger, PhD, French School of Public Health (EHESP), France
Speaker: Tam Truong Donnelly, PhD, University of Calgary, Qatar
Speaker: Bahram Rashidkhani, MD, MPH, PhD, Shaheed Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

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Gene-environment Interactions that Impact Policies

Session Chair: Graciela Sabini, MD, National Control Plan, Ministry of Health, Uruguay
Session Co-Chair: Haya Hamade MD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
Speaker: Charlotte Huet, MD, University of Rennes, France

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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 LeadersDepartment of Nutrition
Institut National de Prevention et d"Education pour la Santé (INPES) Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Santé Publique
Chaire INPES « Promotion de la santé » at EHESP

CNRS AUBMC AUB
CNRS

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