Environmental Epidemiology Webinar Series
The Environmental Epidemiology webinar series will highlight novel cancer research strategies and research needs focused on:
- The exposome, with special attention to topics related to chemical mixtures. The concept of the exposome incorporates assessments of the external environment (e.g., chemical mixtures, radiation), internal environment (e.g., metabolomics, microbiome), as well as lifestyle and social environments.
- Early-life environmental exposures and events, with special attention to cancer risk later in life. Studying exposures and events that occur early in life can improve our understanding of how cancer develops over the life-course. Although relatively understudied, the research in these areas is advancing rapidly.
All interested individuals are invited to participate. However, pre-registration is required for each webinar. Each presentation will be about 30-40 minutes in length to allow for 20-30 minutes of discussion. Instructions for connecting to the webinars will be sent via e-mail to individuals who register.
Upcoming Topics and Speakers
The In utero Environment, Cancer Over the Life-course and Relevance to Current Trends in Cancer Incidence: Direct Evidence From a 60-year Follow-up of the Child Health and Development Studies Cohort
3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
The 3-Generation Child Health and Development Studies has explored the relation of perinatal events and environmental chemical exposures to cancer in mothers, sons and daughters and recently to cancer risk factors in granddaughters. These are some of the first studies ever to report on the relation of in utero exposures to cancer risk and to consider the importance of exposure timing during windows of susceptibility. Dr. Cohn will summarize published studies on breast cancer, testes cancer, and new findings on early onset colon cancer and our newest funding and approach for investigation of two-generation risk for lethal prostate cancer with a focus on disparate higher risk for aggressive disease in Black men. She will also present metabolomics findings relevant to uncovering mechanisms observed for patterns of cancer risk in the Child Health and Development Studies cohort and discuss her view of next steps for life-course studies of cancer.
Past Topics and Speakers2021
Advancing Environmental Health Research: Key Gaps in Environmental Epidemiology and Exposomics
1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET
Robert O. Wright, M.D., M.P.H.
Co-Director, Mount Sinai Institute for Exposomic Research
Ethel H. Wise Professor and Chair, Dept. of Environmental Medicine and Public Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
This webinar discussed the rapidly advancing field of exposomics, particularly in the context of precision medicine, as well as the research needs in the areas of exposure assessment, longitudinal studies, and statistical methods addressing mixtures and multidimensional exposures.