BCERF eUpdate February 2005

Ellen Hartman eh79 at cornell.edu
Sat Feb 12 21:12:42 EST 2005


WELCOME to the eUpdate for the Program on Breast Cancer and 
Environmental Risk Factors (BCERF). This update is provided by BCERF 
to inform our sponsors and supporters of BCERF events and additions 
to our web site. Thank you for your interest in our program and web 
site.

Web Site: <http://envirocancer.cornell.edu>

Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors (BCERF)
Now part of the Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research 
(Cornell University)

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RISK REDUCTION TIPS AND STRATEGIES    Our Tip Sheets have been 
updated and redesigned. These pamphlets, written for a general 
audience, outline practical strategies for reducing breast cancer 
risk. The tip sheets are:
"What Do We Know About Breast Cancer?"
"Eating Well and Staying Active"
"Reducing Exposure to Home and Garden Chemicals."

Tip sheets are available in PDF files on our web site at 
<http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/tips/tips.cfm>. Please download, 
print, and copy the Tip Sheets. BCERF encourages the use of our 
materials and publications for personal and educational use. 
(Commercial use is prohibited.)

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COMPANION ANIMAL TUMOR REGISTRY RECEIVES FUNDING   Dr. Rodney Page, 
Director of the Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer at Cornell 
University, recently received funding from State Senator Michael 
Balboni (7th District) to continue his work developing a companion 
animal tumor registry. Attendees at the Cancer and Environment Forum 
in October 2004 heard Dr. Page discuss his work with the registry. A 
description of his project and links to maps created from his data 
are now on the BCERF web site at 
<http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/research/animalreg/>.

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THE RIBBON FOCUSES ON BREAST CANCER AND THE ENVIRONMENT CENTERS   The 
Centers are a federally funded network of research facilities 
embracing the concept of scientists, clinicians, and advocates 
working together on research and public health outreach. Read the 
full article in The Ribbon  at 
<http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/Newsletter/ribbonChrono.cfm>. We've 
also added a page to our site 
<http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/newsletter/general/v10i1/BCERC.cfm> 
linking to more information about the Centers.

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TWO NEW FACT SHEETS

Ochratoxin-A, Its Cancer Risk and Potential for Exposure
Explore the facts around Ochratoxin-A, a naturally occurring toxin 
that makes its way into food and beverages around the world. This 
fact sheet covers the extent to which humans are exposed to OTA and 
the role it may play in the development of breast and other human 
cancers. Read the OTA fact sheet at 
<http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/FactSheet/general/fs51.ochratoxinA.cfm>.

Herbal Medicines and Breast Cancer Risk
This fact sheet provides a general discussion of herbal medicines, 
especially those that may act on the breast or affect breast cancer 
risk. Read the herbal medicines fact sheet at 
<http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/FactSheet/Diet/fs53.herbal.cfm>.

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NEW BIBLIOGRAPHIES

Bibliographies are available for:

Fact Sheet #49 "Understanding Breast Cancer Risk and Risk Factors 
Associated with Diet and Lifestyle" at 
<http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/Bibliography/Diet/bib.bcrisk.cfm>

Fact Sheet #52 "Ionizing Radiation and Breast Cancer Risk" at 
<http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/Bibliography/Physical/bib.radiation.cfm>.

See our Bibliographies page 
<http://envirocancer.cornell.edu/Bibliography/Bibliography.cfm> for a 
complete list of bibliographies for over 50 fact sheets.

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BCERF strives to provide information on environmental risk factors 
and the risk of breast cancer and other hormonally dependent cancers. 
We provide information in a variety of forms helping our readers make 
informed decisions for the reduction of breast cancer risk.

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