GW School of Public Health and Health Services Will Host Forum on Breast Cancer: New Evidence on Prevention

Article ID: 598838

Released: 5-Feb-2013 10:40 AM EST

Source Newsroom: George Washington University

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 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.

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