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"From Science to Prevention": WECF organized international conference on breast cancer

"What is primary prevention of breast cancer all about in 2014?" Lyon, France, 14th October 2014, Ruban de l'Espoir 2014

03.10.2014 |WECF




WECF handing out the brochures Prevention is the Cure at the entrance of international Breast Cancer Conference in Berlin

On 14 October, WECF France co-hosted an international conference on Breast Cancer, women’s reproductive health and EDCs: from knowledge to prevention in Lyon, France.

The conference was a unique opportunity to find out more on cancer prevention and share information, expertise and science with high-level scientists, professionals dedicated to cancer research and prevention of the Lyon area, health professionals, policy-makers, breast cancer groups and other stakeholders, with the common objective of making primary prevention a reality.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women both in the developed and less developed world: in France and Europe, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lives. A growing body of evidence makes it urgent to devote a consistent part of public health policies to the primary prevention of exposures.

THE PROGRAM (PDF)

PRESS KIT (PDF)

COMPILATION OF VIDEOS AND PRESENTATIONS (LINK)

Almost 50% of breast cancer cases and 58% of deaths occur in less developed countries (GLOBOCAN 2008). The World Health Organization estimates that 19% of all cancers worldwide are attributable to the environment, which amounts to 1.3 million deaths each year. And what about female reproductive health trends?

In May 2014, a US study identified 17 highest priority toxic chemicals to target for breast cancer prevention. This growing body of evidence makes it urgent to devote a consistent part of public health policies to the primary prevention of exposures, including the role of health professionals: at national level, the 3rd Cancer Plan, 3rd Health and Environment Action Plan and the Public Health Law can be effective tools that make a difference, and help save substantial health, economic and social costs.


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"From Science to Prevention": WECF organized international conference on breast cancer
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