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The College of Health and Human Services is proud to sponsor “Who Gets Breast Cancer and Why: A Workshop on Environment, Disparities and Breast Cancer” happening Tuesday, Sept. 29 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the West Fresno Family Resource Center.

The workshop, hosted by the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP), will explore what we know increases risk for breast cancer and some of the gaps in our understanding. Learn about:

  • environmental exposures and disparities, such as the stress of racism and poverty, and how they can increase a woman’s risk for breast cancer,
  • more equitable ways communities can partner with researchers with the support of a funder that values genuine collaboration, and
  • funding opportunities for communities, nonprofits, support groups and scientists to get involved in preventing breast cancer.

Nearly 200,000 California women are living with breast cancer, but many of them had no known risk factors. This workshop will help new and experienced people in the world of breast cancer explore ways to get involved. It is free and open to the public. Please RSVP by Sept. 28.

Workshop schedule:

9:00-9:30     Registration and coffee
9:30-12:30   Workshop
12:30-1:00   Lunch and networking

To learn more about the CBCRP and their workshop, click here.