Position Papers and Reports

In order to ensure that we do not dupliate previous studies on the environmental causes of breast cancer and the unequal burden of the diseaes, and to identify the most promising areas for research in these areas, the CBCRP developed a review of the existing research. Forty experts were involved in drafting our extensive document, Identifying Gaps in Breast Cancer Research.

As part of the process of identifying research priorities, the CBCRP commissioned position papers in 2003 and published a lay-friendly companion report to the California Cancer Registry's special report, CCR Breast Cancer in California, 2003 (downloadable here). We offer the information presented in these papers to help disseminate the need for regard to specific issues affecting the rates of breast cancer in California.


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Identifying Gaps in Breast Cancer Research: Update September 2013

The following report, Targeted Scans of the 2007 Gaps Document for Research conducted between 2007 and 2012, presents updated information about the findings and recommendations in the 2007 Gaps document. The targeted scans presented here were created as one component of the Science Assessment that will help to inform the Steering Committee, Strategy Advisors and CBCRPs Council in their efforts determining future research directions for the Prevention Initiatives. Identifying Gaps in Breast Cancer Research: Update September 2013

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Urgent Unanswered Questions about Breast Cancer

This report presents highlights and summaries of research from Identifying Gaps in Breast Cancer Research, along with some of the ground-breaking research funded through the CBCRP's Special Research Initiatives that seek answers and solutions to the role of the environment in breast cancer, and the reasons why some groups of women are more likely to experience breast cancer. Urgent Unanswered Questions about Breast Cancer

Identifying Gaps in Breast Cancer Research

This document reviewing disparities and environmental issues in breast cancer was drafted, edited, and revised by 40 experts to develop recommendations for Special Research Initiatives (SRI) funding. Given that new information and research results are always being released, each of the chapters posted here is considered a working draft. As any changes are made, the revised version will be posted with a new date. Identifying Gaps in Breast Cancer Research

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Breast Cancer in California

A report based on the results published in the California Cancer Registry's special report,
Breast Cancer in California

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Maximizing the Impact of the California Breast Cancer Research Program: Studying Environmental Influences and Breast Cancer

This position paper by Robert Millikan, Ph.D., examines the importance of research on breast cancer and the environment and the benefits and limitations integrating genetic and environmental research. Millikan-Position Paper

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Treatment and Outcomes for High-risk and Metastatic Breast Cancer in California: An Inquiry into Disparities and Research Needs

This position paper by Musa Mayer, M.S., M.F.A., discusses issues related to the incidence, mortality, and length of survival of California women with high-risk (locally advanced) and metastatic breast cancer, with regard to access to and utilization of treatment and the impact on outcomes across different racial/ethnic, socio-economic, and age groups. Mayer-Position Paper

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Reducing Excess Burden of Breast Cancer among California Women

This position paper by Ngina Lythcott, Dr.PH, focuses on the reduction of excess incidence and mortality due to breast cancer among subpopulations of women in California. Variables given the most attention are race/ethnicity and SES. Lythcott-Position Paper