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DDT and Breast Cancer: Prospective Study of Induction Time and Susceptibility Windows (2019)

Background In a previous Child Health and Development Studies report, p, p’-DDT was associated with a fivefold increased risk of premenop...

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California’s Green Chemistry Initiative at Age 10: An Evaluation of Its Progress and Promise (2018)

Download the report In 2008, the California legislature enacted two groundbreaking laws collec...

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Correlation of Body Mass Index with Serum DDTs Predicts Lower Risk of Breast Cancer Before the Age of 50 (2018)

Context Many suspected breast cancer risk factors, including the pesticide DDT and its metabolite DDE, are stored in fat. PHI's Child Healt...

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Cancer Registries as a Resource for Linking Bioethics and Environmental Ethics (2017)

The Executive Director of the Presidential Commission on BioEthics Issues, Dr. Lisa M. Lee, recently authored a call for a bridge between the field...

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Estimating the Proportion of Childhood Cancer Cases and Costs Attributable to the Environment in California (2017)

Objectives To estimate the proportion of cases and costs of the most common cancers among children aged 0 to 14 years (leukemia, lymphoma, and ...

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Green Light: A Correlation of Cancer Survivorship and Insurance Coverage in California Counties (2017)

With healthcare and access to health insurance again garnering intense political attention in Congress across the country, and in California, PHI&#...

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Human Subjects Protection and Cancer Surveillance Research: Revised Regulations, Expanded Opportunities (2017)

On January 19, 2017, the United States federal government issued revisions to the Common Rule under which scientists who receive federal funding co...

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Third Trimester Estrogens and Maternal Breast Cancer: Prospective Evidence (2017)

Context  Full-term pregnancy is associated both with a transient increase and life-time decrease in maternal breast cancer risk. Estrone (E1...

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Costs of Environmental Health Conditions in California Children (2015)

Children are generally more susceptible than adults to environmental hazards, but little is known about the economic burden of illnesses related to...

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Study Links Alcohol to Cancer Deaths (2013)

A new study finds that even moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk of cancer-related death. We'll hear from one of the study's ...

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Survey Research Group: State-of-the-Art Data Collection, Research, and Analysis (2013)

The Survey Research Group highlights its capabilities and expertise well as the services it offers for public and private secto...

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California Breast Cancer Mapping Project (2012)

The California Breast Cancer Mapping Project analyzed breast cancer rates by census tract, as opposed to traditional county-level surveillance, and...

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California's Smoke-free Workplace Act: Ending Exemptions - Finding Equity (2011)

Provides overview of current limitations to protections for workers from workplace secondhand smoke and highlights labor code exemptions that, if e...

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Adjuvant Chemotherapy for Patients with Stage III Colon Cancer: Results from a CDC-NPCR Patterns of Care Study (2009)

This study evaluates adjuvant chemotherapy use for Stage III colon cancer, reviewing the treatment of patients with surgically treated stage III co...

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California's Comprehensive Cancer Control Plan: Progress Report 2009 (2009)

Cancer mortality from all malignant tumors has significantly declined since 1998. Based on current projections, California will observe a 15% reduc...

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Health Inequities in the Bay Area (2008)

The odds of being healthy can depend very much on which community you live in. People who live in West Oakland, for example, can expect to liv...

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Life and Death from Unnatural Causes: Executive Summary (2008)

Health and social inequity in Alameda County Certain groups of people in Alameda County are getting sick and dying prematurely from “unna...

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