Educating The Community
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

"Biomonitoring: A Community Forum"
Provided a forum for participants from a variety of perspectives and with varying expertise an opportunity to discuss the scientific, ethical and public policy issues related to biomonitoring.

"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, Kaiser.

"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 Risk Factors"
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 Movement"
Michael Lerner, President of Commonweal

"Breast Cancer Prevention Workshop"
Hosted by Marin Breast Cancer Watch at the Bioneers Conference.