Windows of susceptibility project


The Breast Cancer and Environment Research Program (BCERP) includes researchers, community partners (CP), and community outreach translation core members (COTC) who are pursuing novel epidemiological, clinical, and population studies. Utilizing human and animal models, focusing on gene environment interactions and environmental influences contributing to breast cancer risk. Looking over the entire life span of an organism, the investigators will focus on various end points, or "Windows of Susceptibility." Investigators have partnered with breast cancer advocate(s) and members of the engaged community to facilitate the study design as well as translate and communicate findings back to the community, policy makers and other stakeholders.


Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Breast Cancer Genomics in Windows of Susceptibility to Endocrine Disruptors
PI: S Teitelbaum, Ph.D. and Jia Chen, ScD
CP: Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition, Inc.
Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition

Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Reaching Multicultural Communities; Advocates Mentoring Advocates- BCERP Opportunity Grant
PI: Mary Wolff, PhD, Barbara Brenner, PhD
CP: Karen Joy Miller, Huntington Breast Cancer Action Coalition, Inc.
Laura Weinberg, Great Neck Breast Cancer Coalition

Michigan State University
Pubertal High Fat Diet: Effects on Inflammation, Mammary Development & Cancer
Co-PIs: S. Haslam, Ph.D., Richard Schwartz, Ph.D.
CP: Michigan Breast Cancer Coalition

Public Health Institute & Columbia University
Pedigree: Prenatal Environmental Determinants of InterGenerational Risk
Co-PIs: B Cohn, Ph.D. and M Terry, Ph.D.
CP Rep: Women's Foundation of California

University of Alabama at Birmingham
Combinational Environmental Chemicals Altering Susceptibility for Mammary Cancer
PI: C Lamartiniere, Ph.D., T Huang, Ph.D., J Russo Ph.D.
CP: Susan G Komen for the Cure, North Central Alabama Affiliate

University of California San Francisco
Environmental Effect on the Mammary Gland across the Lifespan
PI: Z Werb, Ph.D.
CP: Zero Breast Cancer

University of Cincinnati
Susceptible Window of High Fat/Bisphenol A Programming of Breast Cancer Risk
PI: S. Ho, Ph.D.
CP: Pink Ribbon Girls

University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Pregnancy, Obesogenic Environments and Basal-like Breast Cancer
Co-PIs: M. Troester, Ph.D., Lisa Makowski, Ph.D.
CP: UNC Chapel Hill Gillings School of Global Public Health

University of Wisconsin Madison
Genetics of Breast Cancer Risk at Windows of Exposure
PI: M. Gould, Ph.D.
CP Rep: Susan G Komen, Madison Wisconsin Affiliate