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Multifactorial Origins of Cancer, Case Studies of Environmental Chemicals and Cancer Risks, and a Systems Approach to Prevention
Join us on February 19, 2020 at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 7pm Central Europe to hear about cancer and environmental health.

Dr. Ted Schettler will open this webinar with a discussion of the multifactorial, multi-level origins of cancer, highlighting the importance of considering the entire cancer-related exposome, across the life-course. He will review opportunities to reduce cancer risk through both individual behavioral changes and public policy interventions.

Dr. Barbara Cohn will then present some of the evidence for effects of environmental chemicals in pregnancy on cancer and cancer risk. She will discuss the intersection between health disparities and environmental chemical exposure, as well as the importance of windows of susceptibility for exposures during development, and proof of concept studies for 3-generation effects of environmental exposures to pregnant women. Emerging evidence on current chemicals of concern, including PFAS and the promise of new big data and ’omics will also be discussed with examples given. Dr. Cohn will then address opportunities for transdisciplinary collaboration to speed finding evidence needed for public health action.

Dr. Polly Hoppin will conclude presenting an overview of how cancer prevention research and practice largely focuses on three overlapping areas that envision the individual patient and her provider as the agents of change: precision prevention; genetics; and health behaviors. She will then discuss a fourth realm of prevention research and practice, targeting environmental and social factors over which the individual has little control. Dr. Hoppin will discuss what actions impede and hold promise for reducing exposure to environmental carcinogens at the scale needed and how a systems approach informs cancer prevention research and practice.

For full details, visit https://www.healthandenvironment.org and select this webinar at the bottom of the homepage.

Feb 19, 2020 10:00 AM in Pacific Time (US and Canada)

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