On Wednesday, Breast Cancer Fund released the 5th edition of State of the Evidence: The Connection between Breast Cancer and the Environment. The reception has been tremendous!
People love the new format with three sections: first, the Framework section that covers emerging themes in the field, second the Evidence section that aggregates over 400 studies connecting the environment to breast cancer and third, the Moving Forward section that outlines BCF's research and state and federal policy recommendations that will lead to the elimination of the environmental exposures the emerge from the evidence.
We also launched the State of the Evidence section of our website, allowing you to surf topics of interest to you--by themes, exposures or chemicals--and download key tables and figures from the report. Both the full report and the 6-page Advocate's Guide are available for download or for order in hardcopy on that webpage.
Also this week, BCF hosted a blogger briefing to get the word out to our online communities. Listen to an overview of the report by Executive Director Jeanne Rizzo and SOE Editor Janet Gray and the discussion that followed with the bloggers.
Then, on Thursday, 170 people joined the Collaborative on Health and the Environment conference call to hear Jeanne and Janet share the main findings of the report. Sorry you missed it? You can listen to the call at any time on the CHE website.
Equipped with this strong foundation of science, together we have much work to do. This release is really a beginning, not an end. We'll keep you posted on the reach and impact of State of the Evidence 2008.