BCERF eUpdate Oct. 31, 2003

M Stewart ms154 at cornell.edu
Fri Oct 31 20:22:38 EST 2003

Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors Program
Website Update

     Welcome to the e-Update for the Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk 
Factors Program in New York State (BCERF).  This is a service provided by 
BCERF to keep our sponsors and supporters informed of changes and additions 
to the website.  Thank you for your interest in our program and web site.



The PALS modules (Pesticide Applied Learning Series) makes current 
scientific topics on agriculture, the environment and health available to 
pesticide safety educators and extension educators. This module explores 
the current scientific evidence of whether exposure to the herbicide 
atrazine affects the risk of cancer. The module is available in three formats:

1)      Guidebook - downloadable as a PDF document

2)      Interactive Version - for individualized self study

3)      Adaptable Power Point Version - for group presentations.

All three formats are available on the Pesticide Management and Education 
Program's web site 

BCERF would like to thank William Smith, Senior Extension Associate, and 
Andrea Brown, Computer Systems Specialist, in the Cornell Pesticide 
Management and Education Program (PMEP) for their efforts in developing the 
web interface for the PALS atrazine module. The module content was 
developed by Suzanne Snedeker of BCERF.


AVAILABLE POWER POINT PRESENTATIONS:  talks from EPA-sponsored conference

In August 2003, Suzanne Snedeker, BCERF Associate Director of Translational 
Research, was an invited speaker at the EPA-sponsored "2003 North American 
Pesticide Applicator Certification and Safety Education Workshop." She 
presented a talk entitled: "Breast Cancer and Environmental Chemicals; Why 
is There Concern?"  Dr. Snedeker also presented (in cooperation with Sabina 
Swift and Jennifer Weber), a talk entitled "Non-English Language Pesticide 
Safety Education Materials, Results from a Needs Assessment."

Power point versions of both talks can be found on the workshop's web site 


NEWS YOU CAN USE: Prostate Cancer Risk in Pesticide Applicators

Important news about male prostate cancer and exposure to pesticides is 
featured on our "News You Can Use" page.  Results from Agricultural Health 
Study published in May 2003 reported a higher risk of prostate cancer in 
male pesticide applicators.  Find out more about the relationship between 
certain pesticides and the risk of prostate cancer at 


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

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M. Stewart <ms154 at cornell.edu>
Webmaster/Electronic Communications
BCERF  / Cornell University
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