AACR Virtual Annual Meeting: Carcinogens in the Home

June 22, 2020 1:30pm

AACR Virtual Annual Meeting


Come hear Silent Spring's executive director Dr. Julia Brody and colleagues talk about "Carcinogens in the Home: Science and Pathways to Prevention" at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Virtual Annual Meeting, June 22-24.

Chemicals known to cause cancer are used and released to the environment in large volumes, exposing people where they live, work, play, and go to school. The science establishing an important role for such exposures in the development of cancers continues to strengthen, yet cancer prevention researchers are largely unfamiliar with the data drawn upon in identifying carcinogens and making decisions about their use. Characterizing and reducing harmful exposures and accelerating the development of safer alternatives hold promise for cancer prevention and provide opportunities for research, education, clinical practice, policy, and systems change. By focusing on home environments, where most Americans spend the majority of their time, cancer prevention messages and programs can augment the current focus on lifestyle factors, including smoking, overweight, physical activity, alcohol, and UV.


  • Polly Hoppin, University of Massachusetts, Lowell
  • Kathryn Guyton, International Agency for Research on Cancer
  • Mary Ward, National Cancer Institute
  • Julie Brody, Silent Spring Institute
  • Bill Walsh, Healthy Building Network

Session date and time: Monday, June 22, 1:30-3:30 PM

Free registration: Access to the AACR Virtual Annual Meeting II is free and open to everyone. While access is free, attendees are required to register to view the meeting. You can register for the free virtual meeting here. Once you have registered and are signed in, you can add the session to your itinerary here for easy access. 


The AACR Annual Meeting program covers the latest discoveries across the spectrum of cancer research—from population science and prevention; to cancer biology, translational, and clinical studies; to survivorship and advocacy—and highlights the work of the best minds in research and medicine from institutions all over the world. 

AACR Virtual Annual Meeting II website