BCERP Annual Conference
November 20-21, 2014
Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, CA
Sarah Gehlert, PhD
E. Desmond Lee Professor of Racial and Ethnic Diversity, Washington University in St. Louis
Space is limited. Advance registration is required.
Sponsored by: National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, National Cancer Institute, Avon Foundation
Thank you for joining us on the trails for our 12th Annual Dipsea Hike for Zero Breast Cancer on the beautiful Mill Valley & Mt. Tamalpais Trails on Saturday, September 13, 2014.
View the photos here!
We're grateful for your support and we hope to see you next year!
Starting in October, the Cavallo Point Art Gallery will be exhibiting contemporary photography by local talent. The continuous exhibit of changing artwork showcases new items monthly. All proceeds from a silent auction, offering a framed work from each artist, benefit Zero Breast Cancer.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 3, 2014
5 – 7 pm
Wine • Cheese • Music
RSVP by September 30; call 415.339.4740 or email:
Join us at the Cavallo Point Mercantile
on Saturday, October 4 from 11 am – 4 pm
for this special event featuring Kathy Kamei jewelry, a presentation by resident integrative physician Dr. Brad Jacobs, tasty samples from our cooking school, mini oxygen facials with Luzern representatives, a limited-edition ZBC candle by Scents of San Francisco, gifts, prize drawings, savings vouchers, recipes and much more.
Come to the Cavallo Point Mercantile on Saturday, October 25 at 1pm and join Janice Barlow, ZBC Executive Director in conversation with Louise Greenspan, MD and Julianna Deardorff PhD, Bay Area authors of this new, groundbreaking book. Both mothers of young girls, the doctors address the question: What happens when a gril has the brain of an 8-year-old and the body of a 13-year-old? Hear their reassuring, empowering answers.
Join us for the 16th Annual Wine, Women & Song event to benefit local breast health organizations in Marin County on Saturday, October 18th from 6:00 - 10:00 pm in San Rafael!
Find out more here!
New Public Health Institute study spurs important dialogue around breast cancer in California
On Sunday, November 3, 2013 the Breast Cancer and Environment Research Program released new research in Pediatrics shows that obesity is the largest predictor of earlier onset puberty in girls, a phenomenon which is affecting white girls at younger ages than previously reported.
The multi-institutional study strengthens a growing body of research documenting the earlier onset of puberty in girls of all races.
Learn more about the new research
The California Cancer Registry(CCR) has released new statewide comparative breast cancer rates that show a drop in Marin County’s breast cancer incidence and mortality rates over the most recent reported five year period, 2006-2010.
Learn more about the new findings
Check out the newest toolkits from the Community Outreach & Translation Core of the Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program! Toolkits are available for Health Care Providers & Professionals, Outreach Organizations, General Audiences, and African American Audiences!
Zero Breast Cancer's 15th Annual Honor Thy Healer 2014 was an evening of inspiration and community celebration. The program highlighted ZBC’s research and education programs and recognized individuals, businesses and organizations who have made a significant difference in the lives of those affected by breast cancer, in our understanding of breast cancer, the healing process, and the health of our community.
For more info visit: http://hth.zerobreastcancer.org
2014 Honor Thy Healer Award Honorees
Zero Breast Cancer is a community based organization dedicated to prevention and finding the causes of breast cancer through local participation in the scientific research process. We focus on identifying environmental factors and the role they play in breast cancer at all stages of life and across generations.
On Tuesday, February 12, 2013 the federally mandated Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee (IBCERCC), released its report, Breast Cancer and the Environment: Prioritizing Prevention. This report is a call to action to develop a national strategy to increase research in breast cancer prevention with a focus on how environmental factors affect the development of the breast across a woman's lifespan and her risk of breast cancer. The report offers seven recommendations to highlight the urgent need for coordinated, targeted efforts to identify and mitigate the environmental causes of breast cancer.
Zero Breast Cancer is a proud member of IBCERCC and is pleased that many of the recommendations from the committee reflect our organization's 17 year mission to find the environmental causes of breast cancer through community participation in the research process. We will use the recommendations from this report to guide us as we continue to carry out our mission. Like you, we look forward to the day when we have an early preventative strategy for breast cancer.
The full report is posted at: http://www.niehs.nih.gov/about/boards/ibcercc/