|Marin Breast Cancer Watch is dedicated to translating the results of breast
cancer research for the community and bringing international experts to
the Bay Area to speak about cutting-edge research and new techniques in
the search for the causes of the disease.
Community Educational Forums
"Breast Cancer Screening: Making an Informed Decision"
Dr. Virginia Ernster, PhD., Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, School
of Medicine, UCSF.
"The Environment and Breast Cancer: A Case for Prevention"
Dr. Julia Brody, PhD., Executive Director of Silent Spring Institute in
Massachusetts, a non-profit research organization dedicated to studying
the links between the environment and women's health.
"Breast Cancer: The Genetic Factor"
Genetics researcher, Dr. Kirsten Moysich, PhD, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
and genetics counselor; Robin Lee, University of California, San Francisco,
Cancer Risk Program.
"After the Diagnosis: What's Next?"
Dr. W. Goodson III, MD, Surgeon, Department of Surgery at California Pacific
Medical Research Institute; Dr. Robert Gould, MD, Pathologist, Kaiser
Hospital; Anne Shew, MLS, Librarian; Mary Beth Faustine, Breast Care Coordinator,
"Demonstrating Geographic Information Systems"
Marin Breast Cancer Watch as part of the Marin Environmental Data Study
hosted a community demonstration on GIS, Health and the Environment in
partnership with Dr. John Radke and the GIS Center at UC Berkeley.
"California Teachers and Breast Cancer: Personal and Environmental
Dr. Leslie Bernstein, PhD, Department of Preventive Medicine, Keck School
of Medicine, University of Southern California; Dr. Suzanne Lea, PhD.,
Research Epidemiologist, Marin County Department
Of Health and Human Services
"Breast Cancer: An Introduction to Epidemiology"
Dr. Tina Clarke, PhD, Northern California Cancer Center; Dr. Christine
Erdmann, Scientist, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
"Community-Based, Participatory Research for Health"
Dr. Meredith Minkler, PhD, Professor of Community Health Education and
Health & Social Behavior, Division of Health & Social Behavior,
University of California, Berkeley, School of Public Health.
"X-ray Doses as a Cause of Breast and other Cancers"
John Goffman, MD, PhD, Professor of Molecular and Cell Biology, Clinical
Lecturer of Medicine, UC Berkeley.
"Environmental Connections to Cancer in Richmond - Marin County's
Neighbor across the Bay"
Henry Clark, Executive Director of West County Toxics Coalition.
"Environmental Estrogens: Should we be Concerned?"
Dr. Ana Soto, Professor, Center for Reproductive Research, Tufts University
School of Medicine.
"How Toxic Substances Cause Cancer"
Dr. Marc Lappe, Center for Ethics and Toxics in Gualala, Ca.
"The Age of Extinctions and the Emerging Environmental Health
Michael Lerner, President of Commonweal
"Breast Cancer Prevention Workshop"
Hosted by Marin Breast Cancer Watch at the Bioneers Conference.