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“When Zero Breast Cancer (ZBC) was searching for a new executive director,” Rose Barlow recalls, “a recruiter sent me the posting with the words ‘This is perfect for you – and you would be perfect.’

She was right about the first part. I hope she will be proved right twice.” Barlow replaces Jan [sic] Barlow (no relation), who retired this year after 15 years as executive director.

Founded in 1995 by a small group of women with breast cancer led by Francine Levien, the group has focused on conducting community-based research regarding possible environmental risks for breast cancer. “ZBC collaborates with researchers…to ensure that research into the environmental causes of cancer is informed by community concerns and also that results from research are translated back to the community,” explains Barlow.

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