While there is no fee for the event, advance registration is required for
meeting attendance and other activities. All meeting activities will be
conducted at the Claremont Hotel. For more information on meeting registration
and activities, please visit the Early Environmental Exposures Meeting
website at http://www.bcerc.org/2006mtg/index.htm.
will Explore Environmental Causes of Breast Cancer
||The National Institute of Environmental Health
Sciences, a component of the National Institutes of Health,
is sponsoring its third annual Early Environmental Exposures
Meeting at the Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, California. The
meeting will include presentations on the basic biology of
breast development, environmental exposures that influence
the onset of puberty, a risk factor for breast cancer, and
public health communication of the risks associated with
||November 2-3, 2006
Thursday session: 11 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Friday session: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Claremont Hotel in Berkeley, California
The meeting is open to the public.
||The purpose of the meeting is to promote the
latest scientific findings from the Institute’s four Breast
Cancer and Environment Research Centers — University
of California, San Francisco, Fox Chase Cancer Center in
Philadelphia, Michigan State University in East Lansing,
and the University of Cincinnati. Funded jointly by the NIEHS
and the National Cancer Institute, the centers are investigating
the influence of early-life exposures on mammary gland development
and the potential of these exposures to alter the risk of
breast cancer in later life.
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS),
a component of the National Institutes of Health, supports research
to understand the effects of the environment on human health. For more
information on environmental health topics, please visit our website
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) — The Nation's Medical
Research Agency — includes 27 Institutes and Centers and
is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
It is the primary federal agency for conducting and supporting basic,
clinical and translational medical research, and it investigates the
causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases. For
more information about NIH and its programs, visit www.nih.gov.