Etiology and Prevention: finding the underlying causes: Etiology

Studies on breast cancer initiation that may be due to environmental exposures that subject women to agents that they, as individuals, cannot control. Other topics include breast cancer causes related to lifestyle (e.g., diet and exercise ) and the underlying metabolic, hormonal, and environmental interactions as well as studies on causative gene-environment interactions specific to breast cancer, especially those having the potential to lead to prevention strategies.


Persistent organic pollutants and mammographic density 2014 (Cycle 20)
  University of Southern California   $248,244
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Quick Start: Training in CBPR in BC, Enviro, and Disparities 2014 (Cycle 20)
  Commonweal   $150,418
  Award Type: CRC Pilot
 
Is cost of beauty putting Black women at risk? IEAAWC Study 2014 (Cycle 20)
  Healthy Heritage Wellness   $19,076
  Award Type: CRC Pilot
 
Cadmium and arsenic exposure in a mining impacted community 2013 (Cycle 19)
  Sierra Streams Institute   $202,989
  Award Type: CRC Pilot
 
Is cost of beauty putting Black women at risk? IEAAWC Study 2013 (Cycle 19)
  Quinn Community Outreach Corporation   $62,500
  Award Type: CRC Pilot
 
Using CBPR to Promote Environmental Justice in Wilmington CA 2013 (Cycle 19)
  Coalition for a Safe Environment   $93,750
  Award Type: CRC Pilot
 
Using CBPR to Promote Environmental Justice in Wilmington,CA 2013 (Cycle 19)
  University of California, Los Angeles   $93,750
  Award Type: CRC Pilot
 
6th International Workshop on Breast Cancer Risk Assessment 2013 (Cycle 19)
  University of California, San Francisco   $25,000
  Award Type: Joining Forces
 
Internal chemical exposure study among Mexican immigrants 2013 (Cycle 19)
  University of California, San Francisco   $124,414
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Reporting Personal Levels of Environmental Chemicals: Impact 2013 (Cycle 19)
  Public Health Institute   $756,093
  Award Type: CRC Full
 
Is cost of beauty putting Black women at risk? IEAAWC Study 2013 (Cycle 19)
  Loma Linda University   $136,924
  Award Type: CRC Pilot
 
Getting a jump on cancer with a genomic risk classifier 2013 (Cycle 19)
  Stanford University   $251,119
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Women Firefighters Biomonitoring Collaborative 2013 (Cycle 19)
  University of California, Berkeley   $833,945
  Award Type: Request for Proposals
 
Maternal Folic Acid Intake, Mammary Development, and Cancer 2012 (Cycle 18)
  University of California, Davis   $149,944
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Biomarkers for environmental exposures in breast cancer 2011 (Cycle 17)
  University of California, San Francisco   $900,000
  Award Type: Request for Proposals
 
Cell bioassays for detection of aromatase gene activators 2011 (Cycle 17)
  University of California, Davis   $421,680
  Award Type: Request for Proposals
 
Building on National Initiatives for New Chemicals Screening 2011 (Cycle 17)
  University of California, Berkeley   $1,175,569
  Award Type: Request for Proposals
 
Epigenetic changes as modifiers of BRCA1/ BRCA2 cancer risk 2011 (Cycle 17)
  Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope   $251,128
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Biologically relevant screening of endocrine disruptors 2011 (Cycle 17)
  Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope   $1,512,000
  Award Type: Request for Proposals
 
Cadmium, Age at Menarche, and Early Puberty in Girls 2011 (Cycle 17)
  Cancer Prevention Institute of California   $204,553
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Persistent Organic Pollutants & Breast Cancer Risk 2010 (Cycle 16)
  Cancer Prevention Institute of California   $2,939,511
  Award Type: SRI Program-directed Awards
 
Persistent Organic Pollutants & Breast Cancer Risk 2010 (Cycle 16)
  Cancer Prevention Institute of California   $1,910,517
  Award Type: SRI Program-directed Awards
 
FGFR2 Signaling in Human Breast Cancer Cells 2008 (Cycle 14)
  University of California, San Diego   $100,000
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Antidepressants and Breast Cancer Treatment Interactions 2008 (Cycle 14)
  Kaiser Foundation Research Institute   $156,068
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Prognostic Implications of DNA Glycation in Breast Cancer 2008 (Cycle 14)
  Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope   $67,060
  Award Type: Dissertation
 
Folate, DNA Methylation, and Breast Cancer Metastasis 2008 (Cycle 14)
  University of California, Davis   $78,647
  Award Type: Postdoctoral Fellowship
 
Pesticide and Gene Interactions in Latina Farm Workers 2008 (Cycle 14)
  University of California, San Francisco   $160,718
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Genes in Hormone Metabolism Pathway and Breast Cancer 2008 (Cycle 14)
  University of Southern California   $134,996
  Award Type: Postdoctoral Fellowship
 
Grapefruit, Hormones, and Postmenopausal Breast Cancer Risk 2008 (Cycle 14)
  University of Southern California   $243,717
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Exploring the Role of PARP Inhibitors in Breast Cancer 2007 (Cycle 13)
  Stanford University   $157,516
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Breast Cancer Metastasis: a Heritable Trait? 2006 (Cycle 12)
  Stanford University   $264,595
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Hereditary Breast Cancer and Novel Hispanic BRCA Mutations 2006 (Cycle 12)
  Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope   $253,500
  Award Type: IDEA
 
A Novel Biological Framework for the Role of Xenoestrogens 2006 (Cycle 12)
  California Pacific Medical Center Research Institute   $279,242
  Award Type: IDEA
 
4th Inter. Symp. on the Intraductal Approach to the Breast 2005 (Cycle 11)
  Dr. Susan Love Research Foundation   $25,000
  Award Type: Joining Forces
 
Structural Characterization of Aromatase 2005 (Cycle 11)
  Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope   $67,543
  Award Type: Dissertation
 
Breast Cancer Lymphedema: Role of Insulin Resistance/FOXC2 2005 (Cycle 11)
  Stanford University   $234,071
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Androgen Receptor Gene and p21 Gene in Breast Cancer 2005 (Cycle 11)
  University of Southern California   $34,293
  Award Type: Postdoctoral Fellowship
 
Serpentinites & the High Incidence of Breast Cancer in Marin 2004 (Cycle 10)
  Marin Breast Cancer Watch   $10,000
  Award Type: CRC Pilot
 
Control of Aromatase Expression in Breast Cancer 2004 (Cycle 10)
  Beckman Research Institute of the City of Hope   $59,631
  Award Type: Dissertation
 
PBDEs in Tissues of Women With and Without Breast Cancer 2004 (Cycle 10)
  Public Health Institute   $67,779
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Birth Characteristics and Breast Cancer in Young Women 2004 (Cycle 10)
  Impact Assessment, Inc.   $212,553
  Award Type: RFA
 
Birth Characteristics and Breast Cancer in Young Women 2004 (Cycle 10)
  Cancer Prevention Institute of California   $690,586
  Award Type: RFA
 
Genetics, Obesity, and Breast Cancer Risk 2003 (Cycle IX)
  University of California, Los Angeles   $517,422
  Award Type: RFA
 
Epstein-Barr Virus in Breast Cancer Tissues 2003 (Cycle IX)
  Cancer Prevention Institute of California   $275,260
  Award Type: STEP
 
The Hygiene Hypothesis and Breast Cancer Risk 2003 (Cycle IX)
  Cancer Prevention Institute of California   $366,955
  Award Type: New Investigator
 
Prolactin and Breast Cancer Risk in a Multiethnic Cohort 2003 (Cycle IX)
  University of Southern California   $160,843
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Androgen Receptor Gene and PSA Gene in Breast Cancer Risk 2002 (Cycle VIII)
  University of Southern California   $59,557
  Award Type: Dissertation
 
USC/NCCC Breast Cancer Research Training Program 2002 (Cycle VIII)
  University of Southern California   $266,759
  Award Type: Training Program
 
The Androgen Receptor and Mammographic Density 2002 (Cycle VIII)
  University of Southern California   $59,868
  Award Type: Dissertation
 
Dietary Fat, Fat Metabolizing Genes and Breast Cancer Risk 2001 (Cycle VII)
  University of Southern California   $383,740
  Award Type: STEP
 
Role of Vitamin D Receptor and PI3k Genes in Breast Cancer 2001 (Cycle VII)
  University of California, San Francisco   $0
  Award Type: New Investigator
 
Mammography Density and Sex Steroid Genes 2000 (Cycle VI)
  University of Southern California   $102,328
  Award Type: IDEA
 
DNA Polymorphisms and Breast Cancer in a Multi-ethnic Cohort 2000 (Cycle VI)
  University of Southern California   $80,949
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Influence of Localized DDT Exposure on Breast Cancer 2000 (Cycle VI)
  Cedars-Sinai Medical Center   $305,989
  Award Type: IDEAS II
 
Breast Cancer in California Teachers- Regional Variations 2000 (Cycle VI)
  Public Health Institute   $160,267
  Award Type: IDEAS II
 
Tamoxifen-Induced Endometrial Cell Transformation 2000 (Cycle VI)
  Salk Institute for Biological Studies   $85,968
  Award Type: Postdoctoral Fellowship
 
Genes Determining Estrogen Susceptibility in Breast Cancer 2000 (Cycle VI)
  Stanford University   $86,400
  Award Type: Postdoctoral Fellowship
 
Profiling of Tyrosine Phosphatases in Breast Cancer 2000 (Cycle VI)
  University of California, Davis   $133,392
  Award Type: New Investigator
 
Physical Activity and Diet in Adolescents with Disabilities 2000 (Cycle VI)
  California State University, Northridge   $84,366
  Award Type: TRC Pilot
 
Impact of Opioid Peptides on Breast Cancer Etiology 1999 (Cycle V)
  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory   $0
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Marin County Breast Cancer Study of Adolescent Risk Factors 1999 (Cycle V)
  Marin Breast Cancer Watch   $246,800
  Award Type: CRC Full
 
Postmenopausal Breast Cancer: Obesity & the Leptin Receptor 1999 (Cycle V)
  University of Southern California   $97,677
  Award Type: IDEA
 
IGF System and Breast Cancer in Postmenopausal Women 1999 (Cycle V)
  University of Southern California   $122,041
  Award Type: IDEAS II
 
Breast Cancer Susceptibility Genes in Very High Risk Women 1999 (Cycle V)
  University of Southern California   $129,247
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Marin County Breast Cancer Study of Adolescent Risk Factors 1999 (Cycle V)
  University of California, San Francisco   $284,868
  Award Type: CRC Full
 
Unique Genes Expressed in Cancer Cells 1999 (Cycle V)
  University of California, Riverside   $149,850
  Award Type: IDEAS II
 
Marin County Breast Cancer Study of Adolescent Risk Factors 1998 (Cycle IV)
  University of California, San Francisco   $77,407
  Award Type: CRC Pilot
 
Breast Cancer Risk Factors: Lesbian and Heterosexual Women 1998 (Cycle IV)
  University of California, San Francisco   $186,214
  Award Type: CRC Full
 
NCCC Breast Cancer Research Training Program 1998 (Cycle IV)
  University of Southern California   $339,527
  Award Type: Training Program
 
Breast Cancer Risk Factors: Lesbian and Heterosexual Women 1998 (Cycle IV)
  Lyon-Martin Women's Health Services   $169,423
  Award Type: CRC Full
 
Radiation, Reproductive & Menstrual Factors & Breast Cancer 1998 (Cycle IV)
  University of Southern California   $60,604
  Award Type: Postdoctoral Fellowship
 
Exercise and Risk of Breast Cancer Recurrence 1998 (Cycle IV)
  University of Southern California   $236,299
  Award Type: IDEAS II
 
Multi-ethnic Study of Genetic Control of Plasma Hormones 1998 (Cycle IV)
  University of Southern California   $141,639
  Award Type: New Investigator
 
Oral Contraceptives, Hormonal Risk Factors and BRCA1 1998 (Cycle IV)
  University of Southern California   $1,693,685
  Award Type: RFA
 
Physical Activity, Diet and Menarche in a Multiethnic Cohort 1997 (Cycle III)
  University of Southern California   $75,546
  Award Type: Postdoctoral Fellowship
 
Hormone Receptors and Breast Cancer Survival 1997 (Cycle III)
  University of Southern California   $5,862
  Award Type: Postdoctoral Fellowship
 
Estrogen Formation and Breast Cancer Risk 1997 (Cycle III)
  University of Southern California   $244,889
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Vitamin D Receptor Gene and Breast Cancer Risk 1997 (Cycle III)
  University of Southern California   $241,803
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Breast Cancer Incidence in California Flight Attendants 1997 (Cycle III)
  Public Health Institute   $56,922
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Nitric Oxide's Role in Breast Cancer Metabolism and Growth 1997 (Cycle III)
  City of Hope National Medical Center   $74,000
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Bovine Leukemia Virus and Mammary Cell Infection 1997 (Cycle III)
  University of California, Berkeley   $69,981
  Award Type: Postdoctoral Fellowship
 
Bovine Leukemia Virus and Human breast Cancer Risk 1997 (Cycle III)
  University of California, Berkeley   $150,001
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Mammogram Density, Cancer, Inheritance & Acquired Risk:Twins 1997 (Cycle III)
  University of Southern California   $1,265,784
  Award Type: RFA
 
Gene-Diet/Tobacco Interactions in Breast Cancer in Asians 1997 (Cycle III)
  University of Southern California   $745,223
  Award Type: RFA
 
Breast Cancer Risk Factors: Lesbian & Heterosexual Women 1997 (Cycle III)
  University of California, San Francisco   $31,943
  Award Type: CRC Pilot
 
Predictors of Recurrent Breast Tumors in Women with DCIS 1996 (Cycle II)
  University of California, San Francisco   $372,771
  Award Type: Research Project
 
Genetic Susceptibility to Breast Cancer 1996 (Cycle II)
  University of Southern California   $75,436
  Award Type: Postdoctoral Fellowship
 
Bovine leukemia virus and human breast cancer risk 1996 (Cycle II)
  University of California, Berkeley   $50,000
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Xenoestrogens and Breast Cancer in African American Women 1996 (Cycle II)
  Public Health Institute   $254,069
  Award Type: Research Project
 
Linking a dietary carcinogen to breast cancer susceptibility 1996 (Cycle II)
  Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory   $435,346
  Award Type: Research Project
 
Breast Cancer and Genetic Differences in Estrogen Formation 1996 (Cycle II)
  University of Southern California   $81,598
  Award Type: IDEA
 
BRCA1 regulation in breast cancer: a rat mammary model 1996 (Cycle II)
  University of Southern California   $368,159
  Award Type: New Investigator
 
Breast Cancer Risk Factors and Hormone Receptors 1996 (Cycle II)
  Kaiser Foundation Research Institute   $271,408
  Award Type: New Investigator
 
Molecular control of breast exposure to selenium 1996 (Cycle II)
  University of California, San Diego   $124,870
  Award Type: Research Project
 
Metabolism of Environmental Chemicals as Breast Cancer Risk 1995 (Cycle I)
  Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory   $272,029
  Award Type: Research Project
 
Role of Estrogen in the Origin of Breast Cancer 1995 (Cycle I)
  University of California, San Francisco   $300,000
  Award Type: Research Project
 
Susceptibility to Breast Cancer: Dietary and Other Factors 1995 (Cycle I)
  University of California, Irvine   $299,567
  Award Type: Research Project
 
Alcohol Intake & Risk of Estrogen-Receptor Positive Br Ca 1995 (Cycle I)
  University of Southern California   $73,996
  Award Type: Postdoctoral Fellowship
 
Genetic Susceptibility to Breast Cancer 1995 (Cycle I)
  University of Southern California   $79,669
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Vitamin D & Genetics of Vitamin D Receptor in Breast Cancer 1995 (Cycle I)
  University of Southern California   $80,976
  Award Type: IDEA
 
Case-Control Study of Breast Cancer in Asian-American Women 1995 (Cycle I)
  University of Southern California   $639,651
  Award Type: Research Project
 
USC/Norris Breast Cancer Research Training Program 1995 (Cycle I)
  University of Southern California   $301,138
  Award Type: Training Program