The goal of this symposium is to bring together global public health actors, advocates, clinicians and researchers on breast cancer prevention to discuss how engineering research and technology can be developed and applied to better understand when cancer risk reaches a threshold at which the disease emerges.

The symposium will take us on a journey across disciplines—at the interface of biology, medicine, nutrition, engineering, computational science and statistics, ethics and policies.

Primary prevention of cancer requires understanding how the environment influences the epigenome. New technologies are becoming readily available to gather vast amounts of data, and emerging models such as organs-on-a-chip will enable individualized cancer prevention. By using population data and “omics” data from a diverse group, data science can harness information to develop appropriate prevention interventions worldwide.

Registration and abstract submission are now open

Abstract submission is open to all. In addition, graduates & Postdoctoral Students can compete for the Catherine Peachey Oral Presentation Award which comes with a monetary cash award of $500.

Areas of interest include: nutrition, medical care, epigenomics, public policy, advocacy, epidemiology, public health, statistics and bioinformatics, communication & media, social sciences, biomedical research, and other cancer prevention topics

Go here to submit your abstract

Abstracts are to be submitted by August 20, 2018

Sponsors for the 2018 Symposium

We thank the following sponsors for their support:

Purdue University Center for Cancer Research

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