Models for Breast Cancer Prevention

Bringing together global public health actors, advocates, and researchers on breast cancer prevention, to discuss
•Biological and engineered models, animal models, nanotechnology, tissue banks, data hubs
•Nutritional models, behavioral models
•Economic and business models, healthcare policy models, communication

Organized by the International Breast Cancer and Nutrition (IBCN) group

Breast cancer prevention is a global public health challenge that requires
•Utilization of the diversity of diet/environment and epigenomic pool globally
•A multidisciplinary approach: biology, epidemiology, medicine, nutrition, social sciences and communication, education, and public policy
•Contributions from scientists, clinicians, and advocates
•Sustained international effort in research and action

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Wednesday Morning Session:
Status of Breast Cancer Prevention from Around the World

Meghan McDonough, PhD, Department of Health and Kinesiology, Purdue University, USA
Philippe Kadhel, MD, Oncologist representative from Oncokara, Guadeloupe, France
(5 speakers TBD)

Wednesday Afternoon Session:
Models in Biology from tissue samples to epigenetic analysis

Brittney-Shea Herbert, PhD, Department of Medicinal & Molecular Genetics, Indiana University at Purdue University Indianapolis, USA
Leena A. Hilakivi-Clarke, PhD, Department of Oncology, Lombardi Cancer Center, Georgetown, USA
Anne Vincent-Salomon, MD, PhD, Genetic and Biology of Cancer, Curie Institute, France
(2 speakers TBD)

Thursday Morning Session:
Healthcare and Policy Models
(2 speakers TBD)

Special Topics

Temeika Fairley, PhD, Center for Disease Control & Prevention, USA
Sandra Liu, PhD, Department of Consumer Science and Retailing, Purdue University, USA

Thursday Afternoon Session:
Nutritional Models for Diversity
Connie Weaver, PhD, Department of Nutrition Sciences, Purdue University, USA
Lindsay Allen, PhD, Director of the Western Human Nutrition Research Center, UC Davis, USA
Farah Naja, PhD, Department of Nutrition, American University of Beirut, Lebanon
(3 speakers TBD)

Friday Morning Session:
Global Health Venture

Angela Brand, PhD, Institute of Public Health Genomics (RCPHG),University of Maastricht, Netherlands
Nolwenn LeMeur, PhD, French School of Public Health, France
(2 speakers TBD)

10 Oct - 12 Oct 2012
West Lafayette
United States of America
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