The mission of the California Breast Cancer Research Program is to eliminate breast cancer by leading innovation in research, communication, and collaboration in the California scientific and lay communities.

Breast Cancer, the Environment and Disparities: Free Workshops on Community-Based Participatory Research Opportunities in California

Do you wonder about the effects of the environment on the development of breast cancer? And why some groups of women are more likely to get breast cancer or die from the disease?

The California Breast Cancer Research Program and Commonweal, a non-profit organization, are collaborating to offer FREE one-day community-based participatory research (CBPR) workshops on breast cancer, the environment and disparities. The workshops will give attendees up-to-date information about these topics and provide them with the opportunity to form new community-academic research teams or commit established ones to answer these questions.

The workshops will be offered in June and July 2011 at locations throughout California. They will present information about:

If you are a community member, representative of community-based or non-profit organization, researcher, or health care provider, you should attend this workshop.  You can attend the informative morning session, the interactive afternoon session, or both.

To learn more, and to register, click here.


Symposium Stories

Whether you received the diagnosis, study the disease, provide healthcare or services to patients, or have a friend/loved one who was diagnosed with the disease, breast cancer impacts us all.

At the 2010 symposium, From Research to Action: Tools for Change, our Breast Cancer Research Council invited attendees to share their stories. Meet Jeanne Giles, and learn about her experience.

If you would like to share your story with others, join us on Facebook.

Stories from the 2010 Symposium

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