Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition, HBCAC, is pleased to inform you this afternoon,Tuesday February 12,2013, the Interagency Breast Cancer and Environmental Research Coordinating Committee (IBCERCC) released a report on breast cancer and the environment prioritizing prevention. This report is available at

Full Report
Summary of  Findings


The IBCERCC was established by Congress in 2008 to review the current state of science and investments by federal agencies and other organizations, and made recommendations to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Kathleen Sebelius for actions to better understand how breast cancer risk is affected by changing environmental circumstances. The committee consists of federal agency representatives, non-federal scientists and physicians and advocates.

As an IBCERCC member who has served and contributed to this report, I feel that the recommendations provide us with new and innovative approaches on how we address environmental exposures and breast cancer risk. And while this report clearly outlines bold new ideas, I believe it also calls us to action - to support new innovative approaches in research; talk with your physicians about preventative measures that keep us well; work with your community to collectively share your health concerns with your elected officials; nurture and encourage our children to become the next generation of scientists; embrace precaution and prevention of disease and envision a world without breast cancer.

Karen Joy Miller, President


900 Whitman Rd., LL12, Melville NY 11747

Tel. (631) 547-1518


Hillary Clinton addresses Health & Environment at the National Press Club, July 19, 2001.
Karen Joy Miller attends as special guest.
(Click below to watch the video on the National Press Club's website)


Windows of Susceptibility Project

1st place 2nd place

The Windows of Susceptibility Project would like to thank the schools, teachers and students who participated in our art contest.

1st place
Michelle D'Alessandro
Grade: 7
Art Teacher: Ayallah Jeddah
Finely Middle School
20 Greenlawn Rd. Huntington, NY

2nd place
Alexandra Smith
Grade: 7
Art Teacher: Ayallah Jeddah
Finely Middle School
20 Greenlawn Rd. Huntington, NY

The Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) Windows of Susceptibility studies are novel studies involving human subjects. The program focuses on the gene-environment interactions and mechanisms of environmental influences on breast cancer risk during relevant windows of susceptibility over life span.

BCERP investigators have partnered with breast cancer advocate(s) and/or members of the engaged community to facilitate bi-directional communication. The responsibilities of the community partners include reporting environmental exposure concern of high importance, community perspective when investigators are designing their studies, and translating and communicating study findings to the community, policy makers, and stakeholders as appropriate.