About Us


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

Ethan Kingery
Conference Coordinator
Purdue Conferences
Phone: 1-888-515-0023


We thank the following sponsors for their support:
Purdue University Center for Cancer Research
International Breast Cancer & Nutrition (IBCN)
Purdue Office of the Provost
Office of Executive Vice President for Research and Partnership
The Catherine Peachey Fund, a Member of the Heroes Foundation Family
Chair of the National Institute for Prevention and Education in Health (INPES)-Public Health, France
Purdue University Department of Nutrition Science
Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine
Purdue College of Health and Human Sciences
Purdue College of Science
Susan Bulkeley Butler Institute for the Development of Women Leaders
Department of Basic Medical Sciences

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.

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