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The BCERF program on the Cancer Risks of Environmental Chemicals in the Home and Workplace closed on March 31, 2010. No further updates will be made to this web site. Please go Cornell University’s eCommons web site to access BCERF’s archived research and educational materials (


The Cornell Program on Breast Cancer and Environmental Risk Factors (BCERF) is housed within the Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research, a part of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Funding to support the BCERF web site is provided by:

BCERF research projects and outreach programming, including Fact Sheets, The Ribbon, and community outreach materials receive funding from a variety of sources. Please see individual resources for detailed funding information.

BCERF does not host or receive funding from advertising or from the display of commercial content.

Making a donation to BCERF

If you would like to make a donation to BCERF, there are several ways to make a gift.

Use the University's secure website. In step 1, select "College of Veterinary Medicine" in the "I want to support..." box. The computer will automatically fill in the second box with "College of Veterinary Medicine." Delete that text and type "Sprecher Institute."

By Mail:
Please make checks payable to Cornell University and send to: BCERF c/o The Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, PO Box 728, Ithaca, NY 14851.

By Credit Card:
To charge your gift using Visa, MasterCard or American Express, call us at 1-607-253-3676.

Gifts of securities or other appreciated assets:
Please contact Cornell's Office of Trusts, Estates, and Planned Giving at 1-800-377-2177.

For more information on giving to BCERF, call us at 1-607-253-3676. Thank you for considering a gift. We appreciate your interest in helping us continue to provide resources and education about cancer and environmental risk factors.