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Webinar Recording: “Cancer and the Environment: Science and Opportunities for Prevention,” Featuring PHI’s Barbara Cohn

Dr. Barbara Cohn, director of Child Health and Development Studies (CHDS) at PHI, reviewed some of the evidence for effects of environmental chemicals in pregnancy on cancer and cancer risk. Dr. Cohn discussed the intersection between health disparities and environmental chemical exposure, as well as the importance of windows of susceptibility for exposures during development, and proof of concept studies for 3-generation effects of environmental exposures to pregnant women.

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A host of scientific evidence has connected chemical exposures in the environment with an increased risk of cancer, highlighting the critical need for a systems approach to cancer prevention. In a webinar, PHI’s Dr. Barbara Cohn discussed the intersection between health disparities and environmental chemical exposure, the critical “windows of susceptibility” that make cancers more likely, and the results of her studies looking at cancer, risk and toxins across three generations of women.


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Breakthrough Infection Study of Over 600,000 Veterans Shows Declining COVID-19 Vaccine Protection

A new pre-print study of over 600,000 veterans by researchers from PHI and the Veterans Affairs Medical Center finds that overall COVID-19 vaccine protection declined significantly between February and August 2021. Declines were greatest for the Johnson & Johnson vaccine (from 88% in March to 3% in August), followed by PfizerBioNTech (91% to 50%) and Moderna (92% to 64%).

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