Adams-Campbell Appointed to Breast Cancer & Environment Committee at Institute of Medicine

April 20, 2010

Lucile Adams-Campbell, PhD, associate director for Minority Health and Health Disparities at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has been appointed to the Breast Cancer and the Environment Committee at the Institute of Medicine (IOM). The Committee was established at the request of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation and its charge is to examine the scientific evidence, research methodologies and future directions for research in this area.

Members will be responsible for reviewing evidentiary standards for identifying and measuring cancer risk factors, assessing the strength of the science base regarding the relationship between breast cancer and the environment, considering the potential interaction between genetic and environmental risk factors and other topics related to environment and women’s health. The committee will review published literature and organize public workshops to examine issues related to the current status of evidentiary standards and the science base, research methods, and promising areas of research. Adams-Campbell’s appointment on the Committee will last until 2011.

Author: Nkem T. Wellington