Bay Area Breast Cancer andthe Environment Research Center
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The Bay Area Breast Cancer and Environment Research Center (BABCERC) is one of four centers nationwide that studies the environmental causes of breast cancer by focusing on mammary gland development during puberty when the breast may be especially vulnerable to environmental influences. The Center is based at the University of California San Francisco under the leadership of Dr. Robert A. Hiatt, Director of Population Sciences, UCSF Helen Diller Family Comprehensive Cancer Center.


The Center includes a basic science project that studies mammary cells in normal and cancer-prone mice; an epidemiologic study, CYGNET, that is following a co­hort of 444 6- to 7-year old girls prospectively through the pubertal transition; and a Community Outreach and Translation Core (COTC) to represent the concerns of the advocate community and provide a channel for bi-directional communication between scientists and the community.

Resources on early puberty

KQED Forum - Precocious Puberty in Girls (08/12/10)


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