Environmental risks for breast cancer report released:
NCI Cancer Center News
A national panel chaired by Irva Hertz-Picciotto of UC Davis has determined that there is consistent scientific evidence that breast cancer risk can be reduced if women avoid unnecessary medical radiation and use of hormone therapy and if they maintain healthy lifestyles. The findings were delivered in a report Wednesday by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) at the 2011 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. The research, begun in May 2010, was conducted with a grant from Susan G. Komen for the Cure. The independent committee of experts was charged with assessing what is known, as well as what is not conclusive, about environmental risk factors for breast cancer.
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