Feds Release Report on Links Between Breast Cancer and Environment

December 7, 2011

The Institute of Medicine is scheduled to release on Dec. 7, 2011, a report on links between breast cancer and the environment. Along with identifying various risk factors, and the strength of the evidence, the report will address preventive measures and research gaps. The report was requested by the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation, and IOM committee work began in December 2009. The IOM is a unit of the National Academies.

Advance copies of the report have been available since 11 am EST Tuesday, Dec. 6. There will be a one-hour in-person press briefing beginning at 1:30 pm EST (12:30 pm CST) in Room 217D of the Henry B. GonzalezConvention Center, 200 E. Market St., San Antonio, TX, or you can participate by phone by calling 888-647-7462 (U.S. and Canada) or 201-604-0169 (international).

Among possible sources for comment on the report are: