Four Breast Cancer/Environment Research Centers Created

January 1, 2004
Oncology, ONCOLOGY Vol 18 No 1, Volume 18, Issue 1

Four newly created Breast Cancer and the Environment ResearchCenters will work together in a $35 million effort to investigatethe prenatal to adult environmental factors that may predisposewoman to developing breast cancer. The centers, jointly financed bythe National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of EnvironmentalHealth Sciences, will receive $5 million annually for 7 years.

Four newly created Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Centers will work together in a $35 million effort to investigate the prenatal to adult environmental factors that may predispose woman to developing breast cancer. The centers, jointly financed by the National Cancer Institute and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, will receive $5 million annually for 7 years. The new research centers will be located at the University of Cincinnati, Fox Chase Cancer Center, University of California, San Francisco, and Michigan State University, East Lansing. The quartet will act as a single program, although with some specialization at each center, and will collaborate on several research fronts.