Researcher Awarded $462K NIH Grant to Study Effects of Endocrine Disruptors on Breast Cancer Risk in Young Women

Researcher Awarded $462K NIH Grant to Study Effects of Endocrine Disruptors on Breast Cancer Risk in Young Women
Research efforts to understand the effects of endocrine-disrupting chemicals (EDCs) on breast cancer risk in young women have been given a boost with a $462,000 grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The grant was given to Susan Sturgeon, DPH, a cancer epidemiologist at the School of Public Health and Health Sciences, at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst, to expand her research on the impact of EDCs on breast tissue density — a breast cancer risk factor — in college-aged women.  Exposure to EDCs, including plasticizers (chemicals to make materials softer and more flexible) such as phthalates and bisphenol
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