Organized by the International Breast Cancer and Nutrition (IBCN) group

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.

Abstract submission for poster and oral presentations is now open. Deadline is June 30, 2015. Submit


Breast Cancer Prevention....from around the world

Joan Lappe, PhD, RN, FAAN, Creighton University, USA
Viktor Novikov, MD, Lobachevsky State University of Nizhni Novgorod, Russia
Philippe Kadhel, MD, PhD, University Teaching Hospital, Pointe-A-Pitre (Guadeloupe), France

Environmental Medicine and the Epigenome

Michele Forman, PhD, University of Texas, Austin, USA
Jo L. Freudenheim, PhD, University of New York at Buffalo, USA

Biomarkers for Prevention Intervention

Local Nutrition Facing Globalization

Henry Joseph, PhD, Manager, Phytobokza, (Guadeloupe), France
Farah Naja, PhD, American University of Beirut, Lebanon

Interventions in Prevention

Connie Rogers, PhD, Penn State University, USA
Tanya Agurs-Collins, PhD, RD, National Cancer Institute NIH, USA

Gynecologic Cancers & Environmental Policy

Leslie Reinlib, PhD, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, NIH, USA
Marisa Fazzino, MD, Ministry of Health, Uruguay

Sponsors for the 2015 Symposium

International Breast Cancer & Nutrition (IBCN) Oncological Sciences Center, Purdue Discovery Park
Purdue University Center for Cancer Research Department of Nutrition Science
National Institute for Prevention and Health Education" (INPES) at the French School of Public Health (EHESP)

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