Childhood and Adolescent Nutrition and Growth Drive Breast Cancer Risk: Untapped Opportunities for Prevention


Photo of Graham Colditz,  M.D., DrPH

Graham Colditz, M.D., Dr.P.H.
Niess-Gain Professor of Surgery, Professor of Medicine
Associate Director Prevention and Control
Chief, Division of Public Health Sciences
Department of Surgery
Alvin J. Siteman Cancer Center
Washington University School of Medicine


October 06, 2014


3:00 – 4:00p.m. EDT
3:00p.m. Opening Remarks
3:15p.m. Lecture and Discussion


Lipsett Amphitheater
Building 10
NIH Main Campus
Bethesda, MD


At the end of this presentation, participants will be able to:

  • Identify childhood growth as predictors of lifelong risk;
  • Identify components of pre-menarcheal diet that modify breast cancer risk;
  • Identify gaps in understanding of nutrition before first pregnancy and breast cancer risk; and
  • Understand breast cancer risk accumulation in context of breast development and maturation.

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About the Stars in Nutrition & Cancer lecture series

This lecture series features extraordinary contributors or "stars" in the field of cancer and nutrition research. Speakers highlight the important role that nutrition plays in modifying cancer development. Past lectures are videotaped and available for viewing.

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