New breast cancer committee to establish federal research agenda – 1
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. To advance understanding of the environmental and genetic factors related to breast cancer, a newly formed advisory committee will develop and coordinate a strategic federal research agenda. Dr. Gwen Collman at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences explains.
Collman: Congress directed that Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to bring together the federal agencies that were involved with breast cancer research to discuss the ongoing work related to the topic of breast cancer in the environment.
Narrator: A 19-member Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee has been established. It will develop recommendations to improve existing research programs related to breast cancer research. For details visit www.niehs.nih.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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