Save the date! Hormone-dependent cancers and EDCs: Why France became the first country in the world?

On 29 October in Paris, campaign partner Réseau Environnement Santé is hosting an event on hormone-dependent cancers and EDCs. The event is sponsered by  Mrs. Chantal Jouanno, Senator of Paris.

According to the International Agency for Research against Cancer, France has become the first country in the world for the highest incidences of breast and prostate cancer, the so called hormone-dependent cancers.

Conventional explanations, aging and screening can not explain such an increase. To understand, it is necessary to consider the environmental causes of these cancers.

Traditionally cancer is considered to be related to a mutation in a gene (genotoxic effect). Today, it is necessary to consider EDCs as a potential cause which disrupt the genes and hormones.

Speakers at the event include Ana Soto and Carlos Sonnenschein, Professors of Biology at the University of Tufts in Boston whose work has shown how EDCs such as BPA induce breast and prostate cancer.

You can download the full programme here