Research is helping reveal the effects of everyday chemicals linked to breast cancer risk
The California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP) — a UC-led, taxpayer-supported effort — has funded over 1,200 studies and directed $300 million to breast cancer science by California researchers. Now in its fourth decade, CBCRP is the nation’s largest state-funded breast cancer research program, notching steady advances in treatment and prevention.
One thing abundantly clear from their research: A lot of information is still to be determined.
“We have looked at a lot of risk factors for breast cancer over the years. But it’s kind of amazing that we know very little about occupational contributions to risk for this disease,” said Peggy Reynolds, a professor of epidemiology and biostatistics at UC San Francisco.
And, consider helping to support the CBCRP’s research when you file your taxes: Checking box 405, the California Breast Cancer Research Voluntary Tax Contribution Fund, on your 540 state income tax report this year is an easy, tax-deductible way to support solutions-oriented research into a disease that affects 1 in 8 women.Tags: breast cancer, California Breast Cancer Research Program, CBCRP, occupational hazards