New Public Health Institute study spurs important dialogue around breast cancer in California
On Sunday, November 3, 2013 the Breast Cancer and Environment Research Program released new research in Pediatrics shows that obesity is the largest predictor of earlier onset puberty in girls, a phenomenon which is affecting white girls at younger ages than previously reported.
The multi-institutional study strengthens a growing body of research documenting the earlier onset of puberty in girls of all races.
Learn more about the new research
The California Cancer Registry(CCR) has released new statewide comparative breast cancer rates that show a drop in Marin County’s breast cancer incidence and mortality rates over the most recent reported five year period, 2006-2010.
Learn more about the new findings
Check out the newest toolkits from the Community Outreach & Translation Core of the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program! Toolkits are available for Health Care Providers & Professionals, Outreach Organizations, General Audiences, and African American Audiences!
Honor Thy Healer 2014
Call for Award Nominations
Do you have a story of a healthcare professional or any special individual who has played a pivotal role in helping someone in their battle against breast cancer?
We want to hear from you!
Get out and get physical with Zero Breast Cancer's annual Dipsea Hike!
Gather your friends and family to fundraise as a team or register as an individual and unite with others who have been affected by breast cancer along the 6-mile trail loop. Learn more...
Zero Breast Cancer is a community based organization dedicated to prevention and finding the causes of breast cancer through local participation in the scientific research process. We focus on identifying environmental factors and the role they play in breast cancer at all stages of life and across generations.
On Tuesday, February 12, 2013 the federally mandated Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee (IBCERCC), released its report, Breast Cancer and the Environment: Prioritizing Prevention. This report is a call to action to develop a national strategy to increase research in breast cancer prevention with a focus on how environmental factors affect the development of the breast across a woman's lifespan and her risk of breast cancer. The report offers seven recommendations to highlight the urgent need for coordinated, targeted efforts to identify and mitigate the environmental causes of breast cancer.
Zero Breast Cancer is a proud member of IBCERCC and is pleased that many of the recommendations from the committee reflect our organization's 17 year mission to find the environmental causes of breast cancer through community participation in the research process. We will use the recommendations from this report to guide us as we continue to carry out our mission. Like you, we look forward to the day when we have an early preventative strategy for breast cancer.
The full report is posted at: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/boards/ibcercc/