Predicting Toxicity: Silent Spring Institute's High-throughput Screens for Chemicals Related to Breast Cancer

November 12, 2015, 01:00pm

Please join us for a call on Predicting Toxicity: Silent Spring Institute's High-throughput Screens for Chemicals Related to Breast Cancer.

This call is made possible thanks to The Collaborative on Health and the Environment. Together with our collaborators, Silent Spring Institute is designing high throughput toxicity screens using breast cells. The idea is to expose the cells to different chemicals and look for specific changes associated with cancer.  In order to design these tests, we are comparing the effects of chemicals that are already known or likely breast carcinogens with those that do not cause breast cancer.  This allows us to identify molecular changes in the cells that predict increased breast cancer risk.

Speakers will describe these toxicity screens on this call.

Featured Speakers are:

Ruthann Rudel Director of Research at Silent Spring Institute (SSI)

Paul Yaswen Staff Scientist at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, and

Margaret L. Kripke Chief Scientific Officer of the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (and SSI Board member)

The call will be moderated by Sharyle Patton, Director of Commonweal's Biomonitoring Resource Center.  There is an opportunity for listeners to ask questions. The call will last one hour and will be recorded, so if you can't listen at this time, you can listen to it and download the slides later, at your convenience.  

Thursday November 12, 2015
10:00 am Pacific/1:00 pm Eastern
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Participation is free of charge. Please RSVP for this call here to receive the call-in number.

We hope you can make it!

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