Breast Cancer and the Environment: A Life Course Approach
Committee on Breast Cancer and the Environment: The Scientific Evidence, Research Methodology, and Future Directions; Institute of Medicine
NAS Press | 2012 | ISBN: 0309225299 0309220696 0309220734 030922070X 9780309220705 9780309220736 9780309220699 9780309225298 | 469 pages | PDF | 12 MB
The volume emphasizes that there are many challenges to studying breast cancer risk, including the possibility that some exposures that may influence risk occur early in a woman's life, even in utero. The book recommends examining exposures at all stages of life, not just during adulthood, as well as taking a multidisciplinary approach to studies of breast cancer risk. It also emphasizes developing new methods for epidemiologic research, for accurately assessing exposure to potential risk factors, and for testing the cancer risk of chemicals and other substances.