Cincinnati Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program

  • In the News

    Puberty Before Age 10: A New 'Normal'?
    Elizabeth Weil, The New York Times, March 2012 

    A recent New York Times article reported on research being conducted on the growing trend of girls entering puberty at a younger age and the causes and ramifications of this "new normal."

    The writer discussed research being conducted at the three BCERP sites  — Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, Kaiser Permanente of Northern California and Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York — that was published in the journal Pediatrics and showed that breast development is starting in girls at younger ages. According to the programs’ findings, by age 7, 10 percent of white girls, 23 percent of black girls, 15 percent of Hispanic girls and 2 percent of Asian girls had started developing breasts.

    In an interview for the article, our own Dr. Frank Biro, lead author of the August 2010 Pediatrics paper and Director of Adolescent Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, said that published research suggests to him that the early breast growth might be coming from non-ovarian estrogens. Cincinnati’s current BCERP research focuses on efforts to see if we can determine where the non-ovarian estrogens are coming from.

    Read The full text of the New York Times article.

  • Show All

    + Research News

    National Speaker, Author Keynotes Annual Environmental Links to Breast Cancer Forum
    May 11, 2011 

    The Cincinnati Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) and the Breast Cancer Registry of Greater Cincinnati (BCRGC) hosted the seventh annual “Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer” public education forum featuring nationally known speaker, author and breast cancer oncologist Marisa Weiss.  

    Early puberty for girls is raising health concerns
    Liz Szabo, USA Today, August 2010 

    Article reports on the Cincinnati BCERP study that suggests early puberty in girls may be linked to adult health concerns including breast cancer.

    + Advocacy News

    'Looking Upstream' Event Focuses On Environmental Links to Breast Cancer
    March 2012

    BCERP Co-Investigator Dr. Pinney is interviewed on Channel 9 for the 2012 "Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer" public education forum:

    Researcher Honored for Work with Environment and Cancer
    June 2009

    Kathryn Brown, PhD, received the Linda K. Heines Award of Hope for her efforts at the Breast Cancer Alliance (BCA) of Greater Cincinnati