The staff at BCERF engages in original research projects to further the understanding of environmental risk factors and cancer. Listed below are some of the projects currently underway at BCERF. Some ongoing research is not yet ready to be made public, but expect new entries in this section throughout the year.
BCERF Research Projects
- New York State Teachers: Understanding Risk Perception
A communications study to describe what teachers know and feel about breast cancer risk and the role of social networks and other external influences in processing those understandings and perceptions.
- Cancer Risk of Lawn Care Pesticides
These BCERF initiatives aim to provide user-friendly information about the cancer risks of pesticides used on turf and lawn in New York State.
- Obesity and Breast Cancer: An Environmental Approach
A BCERF project is providing tools and strategies for communities to use in a comprehensive, integrated approach to obesity prevention.
- Translational Research
Basic research is translated by the BCERF staff of scientists and educators into forms that can be used by the public, medical professionals, educators, activists, other scientists, the regulatory community, and policy makers.
- Companion Animal Tumor Registry
The Cancer Registry and Surveillance System for Companion Animals project is mapping incidence of cancer in companion animals in Nassau County, Long Island and Central and Western New York. Conducted by Dr. Rodney Page, Director of the Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research at Cornell University.