President’s Cancer Panel

In May 2010, The President’s Cancer Panel released it’s yearly report to the President, Reducing Environmental Cancer Risk. The 240-page report is the first to focus on the environmental causes of cancer. “The true burden of environmentally induced cancers has been grossly underestimated,” says the President’s Cancer Panel in the report that urges action to reduce people’s widespread exposure to carcinogens. The panel advised President Obama “to use the power of your office to remove the carcinogens and other toxins from our food, water, and air that needlessly increase health care costs, cripple our nation’s productivity, and devastate American lives.”

Environmental exposures “do not represent a new front in the ongoing war on cancer. However, the grievous harm from this group of carcinogens has not been addressed adequately by the National Cancer Program,” the panel said in its letter to Obama that precedes the report. “The American people – even before they are born – are bombarded continually with myriad combinations of these dangerous exposures.”

Core Science

The Breast Cancer Prevention Partners summarizes and evaluates the scientific evidence linking exposures to chemicals and radiation in our everyday environments to increased breast cancer risk. It also links the science to actions we can take to reduce the risk. Read Core Science.