The Cincinnati Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (BCERP) research is supported by funding from the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
The National Cancer Institute
The National Cancer Institute is one of 11 agencies that compose the Department of Health and Human Services. The NCI, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), was established under the National Cancer Institute Act of 1937 and is the federal government's principal agency for cancer research and training.
The NCI coordinates, conducts and supports programs researching the cause, diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer, rehabilitation from cancer, and the continuing care of cancer patients and the families of cancer patients.
Find out more on the NCI website.
National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
The National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences is one of 27 research institutes and centers that make up the National Institutes of Health (NIH) of the US Department of Health and Human Services. NIEHS’s mission is to reduce the burden of human illness and disability through an understanding of how the environment influences the development and progression of disease.
Find out more on the NIEHS website.