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An Expanded Agenda for the Primary Prevention of Breast Cancer: Charting a Course for the Future

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Division of Cancer Prevention and Control, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA 30341, USA
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California Breast Cancer Research Program, University of California, Oakland, CA 94612, USA
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Comprehensive Cancer Control Program, California Department of Public Health, Sacramento, CA 95816, USA
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Breast Cancer Prevention Partners, San Francisco, CA 94109, USA
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17(3), 714; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17030714
Received: 19 December 2019 / Revised: 5 January 2020 / Accepted: 9 January 2020 / Published: 22 January 2020
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Advancing Primary Prevention of Breast Cancer)
Advances in breast cancer science, early detection, and treatment have resulted in improvements in breast cancer survival but not in breast cancer incidence. After skin cancer, breast cancer is the most common cancer diagnosis in the United States. Each year, nearly a quarter million U.S. women receive a breast cancer diagnosis, and the number continues to rise each year with the growth in the population of older women. Although much remains to be understood about breast cancer origins and prevention, action can be taken on the existing scientific knowledge to address the systemic factors that drive breast cancer risk at the population level. The California Breast Cancer Research Program funded a team at Breast Cancer Prevention Partners (BCPP) to convene leaders in advocacy, policy, and research related to breast cancer prevention from across the state of California. The objective was the development of a strategic plan to direct collective efforts toward specific and measurable objectives to reduce the incidence of breast cancer. The structured, innovative approach used by BCPP to integrate scientific evidence with community perspectives provides a model for other states to consider, to potentially change the future trajectory of breast cancer incidence in the United States. View Full-Text
Keywords: breast cancer; California; cancer plan; comprehensive cancer control; environmental exposure; incidence; intervention; policy; primary prevention; risk factor breast cancer; California; cancer plan; comprehensive cancer control; environmental exposure; incidence; intervention; policy; primary prevention; risk factor
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White, M.C.; Kavanaugh-Lynch, M.M.H.E.; Davis-Patterson, S.; Buermeyer, N. An Expanded Agenda for the Primary Prevention of Breast Cancer: Charting a Course for the Future. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2020, 17, 714.

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