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Conference: Breast cancer, women’s reproductive health and EDCs


19.09.14 |

WECF France is co-hosting an international conference on ‘Breast cancer, women’s reproductive health and EDCs: from knowledge to prevention’ in Lyon on 14 October.

This is a unique opportunity to find out more on cancer prevention and share information, expertise and science with high-level scientists, professionals dedicated to cancer research and prevention of the Lyon area, health professionals, policy-makers, breast cancer groups and other stakeholders, with the common objective of making primary prevention a reality.

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Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women both in the developed and less developed world: in France and Europe, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lives. Almost 50% of breast cancer cases and 58% of deaths occur in less developed countries (GLOBOCAN 2008).  The World Health Organization estimates that 19% of all cancers worldwide are attributable to the environment, which amounts to 1.3 million deaths each year.

A growing body of evidence makes it urgent to devote a consistent part of public health policies to the primary prevention of exposures.

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