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CINCINNATI - The eighth annual "Looking Upstream for Environmental Links to Breast Cancer" public education forum will feature leading breast cancer researcher Julia Brody, PhD.

The event is Saturday, March 17 from 8 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. at UC's Reading campus .

Brody is a leader in breast cancer research who focuses on everyday exposures to hormone disrupters.
Cincinnati Children's Hospital researchers and UC College of Medicine researchers will discuss the "Growing Up Female" study. The research efforts investigate how environmental and genetic factors affect the onset of puberty in young girls.
Dr. Susan Pinney PhD, an epidemiologist and professor of environmental health at the UC College of Medicine, will give a presentation called: "Environmental Exposures: Stories our Bodies Tell." 
Lauren Niemes, executive director of the Nutrition Council of Greater Cincinnati, will also give a presentation entitled: "What's on Your Plate?" discussing how certain foods high in antioxidants can help counter the effect of some environmental exposures.

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