What the National Cancer Institute Leaves Out About Environmental Exposures

In recent decades researchers have identified more than 200 chemical exposures that may increase the risk for breast cancer. Despite these scientific advances, the country’s primary cancer agency, the National Cancer Institute (NCI), downplays these connections. This withholding of information not only affects the ability for individuals and healthcare providers to identify health protective measures, it also hamstrings important national efforts to create systemic changes that can support breast cancer prevention. Join Heather Sarantis in conversation with Dr. Julia Brody, Executive Director and Senior Scientist at Silent Spring Institute, to understand the significance of the National Cancer Institute, and why it is so important that the agency update its approach to breast cancer prevention.  

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One Response to What the National Cancer Institute Leaves Out About Environmental Exposures

  • This is a hopeful, accessible, informative discussion that is a must listen for the public, policy makers, scientists, physicians, and women and families impacted by breast cancer. We can do better to prevent breast cancer now. One way is to harness the power of one of the most formidable scientific institutions in the world: The National Cancer Institute (NCI).We urge NCI to increase focus on prevention founded in the science on the environment and breast cancer. Congratulations to Heather Sarantis and Julia Brody and their respective organizations: Breast Cancer Action and Silent Spring Institute for a wonderful podcast.

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