Sabrina McCormick, “No Family History: Investigating What’s Behind the Breast Cancer Epidemic”

Science on Tap
Date: October 12, 2009
Time: 6:00 p.m.

National Mechanics
22 S. Third Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Event Type: Open to the Public
Fee: Free

Science on Tap is a monthly gathering that features a brief, informal presentation by a scientist or other expert followed by lively conversation.

In her book and documentary of the same title—No Family History: Investigating What’s Behind the Breast Cancer Epidemic—Sabrina McCormick, fellow at the American Academy for the Advancement of the Sciences (AAAS), presented compelling evidence of environmental links to breast cancer, ranging from everyday cosmetics to industrial waste. As drugs, pink products, and corporate sponsorships generate enormous revenue to find a cure, a growing number of experts argue that we should instead increase focus on prevention—reducing environmental exposures that have contributed to the sharp increase of breast cancer rates.

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