Oncological Sciences Center

4th International Breast Cancer Prevention Symposium: Genes, the Environment and Breast Cancer Risk

July 10, 2014

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. Abstracts submission for poster and oral presentations has been extended until August 31, 2014. If you have questions, please contact Kris Swank at kswank@purdue.edu.

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