Newswise — WASHINGTON (Feb. 5, 2013)—The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services, the Breast Cancer Fund and the H. John Heinz III Center for Science, Economics and the Environment have assembled top breast cancer experts for a public forum on February 14 that will address important new ways to prevent this disease, which is the second leading cause of cancer death among women.
A growing body of scientific evidence suggests that breast cancer risk is increased by exposure to toxic chemicals in the environment, including chemicals in common household products such as cosmetics. Join us this Valentine’s Day as Linda Birnbaum, director of the National Institute on Environmental Health Sciences, and other leading experts discuss the latest evidence on breast cancer and the environment--including a new report that outlines an agenda aimed at preventing this disease before it starts.
EVENT: Breast Cancer Prevention: New Evidence, New AgendaWHEN: February 14, 2013; 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
WHERE: The George Washington University Media and Public Affairs Building 805 21st Street, NW, Washington DC Jack Morton Auditorium, First Floor
SPEAKERS: Linda Birnbaum,Director, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences Lynn R. Goldman,Dean of the GW School of Public Health and Health Services Conn Nugent, President, The Heinz Center
Jeanne Rizzo, President and CEO, Breast Cancer Fund
Florence Williams, Author of Breasts: A Natural and Unnatural History
Moderator: Frank Sesno, Director of the GW School of Media and Public Affairs
RSVP: The event is free but attendees should register in advance;
MEDIA: Please email Kathy Fackelmann at firstname.lastname@example.org About the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services:Established in July 1997, the School of Public Health and Health Services brought together three longstanding university programs in the schools of medicine, business, and education and is now the only school of public health in the nation’s capital. Today, more than 1,100 students from nearly every U.S. state and more than 40 nations pursue undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral-level degrees in public health. http://sphhs.gwu.edu/
Attendees should register in advance at:http://e3breastcancer.eventbrite.com/