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Resources that were referenced during the conference:


Women’s Occupations and Risks from Chemicals (WORC) Visualization Tool

Taking Stock Study website

Frontiers | Examining differences in menstrual and intimate care product use by race/ethnicity and education among menstruating individuals (

Application of the Key Characteristics framework to identify potential breast carcinogensEnviron Health Perspectives

Identifying Toxic Consumer Products: Emissions of Carcinogens and Reproductive/Developmental Toxicants- ES&T

Raising Standards to Lower Diesel Emissions- Science

Hidden Success of a Conspicuous Law: Prop 65 and the reduction of toxic chemical exposuresEcology Law Quarterly


Barriers to Breast Cancer Care 

Barriers to Metastatic Breast Cancer Care 

Reducing Barriers to Breastfeeding 

Paths to Prevention: CA Breast Cancer Primary Prevention Plan 

California’s Green Chemistry Initiative at Age 10: An Evaluation of Its Progress and Promise 

Analysis of California Senate Bill 974 – Breast Imaging 

Analysis of California Assembly Bill 2342 - BRCA Gene Mutations: Screening, Counseling, and Testing

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Reduction of daily-use parabens and phthalates reverses accumulation of cancer-associated phenotypes within disease-free breast tissue of study subjects- Chemosphere



2024 CBCRP Virtual Conference

Occupational Risks and Consumer Products Contributing to Breast Cancer
2013 Symposium Booklet cover

Conference date: January 19, 2024; 11:00AM-2:00PM PT

CBCRP hosted our inaugural virtual breast cancer research conference where CBCRP-funded investigators shared insights into what we have learned about how the environmental exposures we face in our daily lives can affect breast cancer risk. Together attendees explored strategies for recognizing exposures and for eliminating them. 









11:00 -11:10am

Marion Kavanaugh-Lynch, MD MPH, CBCRP


Plenary Session on Occupational Risks and Consumer Products

Session Recording

11:10am -12:40pm




Moderator: Erika Bell, PhD, Bay Area Cancer Connections

 Occupational Chemical Exposures in California and Breast Cancer Risk

Robert Harrison, MD, MPH, Public Health Institute and Peggy Reynolds, PhD, University of California, San Francisco

Taking Stock: Product Use Among Black and Latina Women

Bhavna Shamasunder, PhD, Occidental College and Janette Robinson Flint, Black Women for Wellness

The Impact of Public Policies on Chemical Exposures Relevant to Breast Cancer

Megan Schwarzman, MD, MPH University of California, Berkeley

Breakout Session – Translating Research to Policy

Session Recording


Moderator: Nancy Buermeyer, Breast Cancer Prevention Partners


A.J. Scheitler, EdD, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research

Garen Corbett, MS, California Health Benefits Review Program

Breakout Session - Opportunities and Pitfalls of Biomonitoring

Session Recording


Moderator: Veronica Vieira, DSc, University of California, Irvine


Barbara Cohn, PhD, Public Health Institute

Rachel Morello-Frosch, PhD, University of California, Berkeley

Breakout Session - Leveraging Research to Address Community Concerns

Session Recording


Moderator: Sen Fernandez Poole, PhD, CBCRP


Polly Marshall, JD, Breast Cancer Over Time

Nayamin Martinez, MPH, Central California Environmental Justice Network

Gina Solomon, MD, MPH, University of California, San Francisco

Closing Session

Session Recording


1:45-2:00 pm

Katherine McKenzie, PhD, CBCRP