Environmental exposures, breast development and cancer risk: Through the looking glass of breast cancer prevention

Reprod Toxicol. 2015 Jul;54:6-10. doi: 10.1016/j.reprotox.2014.10.019. Epub 2014 Dec 11.

Abstract

This review summarizes the report entitled: Breast Cancer and the Environment: Prioritizing Prevention, highlights research gaps and the importance of focusing on early life exposures for breast development and breast cancer risk.

Keywords: Breast cancer; Breast development; Environment; Life course; Prevention.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Age Factors
  • Animals
  • Breast Neoplasms / chemically induced*
  • Breast Neoplasms / metabolism
  • Breast Neoplasms / pathology
  • Breast Neoplasms / prevention & control
  • Carcinogens, Environmental / toxicity*
  • Cell Transformation, Neoplastic / chemically induced*
  • Cell Transformation, Neoplastic / metabolism
  • Cell Transformation, Neoplastic / pathology
  • Environmental Exposure / adverse effects*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Life Style
  • Male
  • Mammary Glands, Animal / drug effects*
  • Mammary Glands, Animal / metabolism
  • Mammary Glands, Animal / pathology
  • Mammary Glands, Human / drug effects*
  • Mammary Glands, Human / metabolism
  • Mammary Glands, Human / pathology
  • Maternal Exposure / adverse effects
  • Pregnancy
  • Prenatal Exposure Delayed Effects
  • Risk Assessment
  • Risk Factors
  • Signal Transduction / drug effects

Substances

  • Carcinogens, Environmental