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Laura N. Vandenberg: It’s time to talk about cancer prevention — and the role of the environment

An inadequate focus on researching and understanding the role of the environment in cancer prevention is a failure for public health.

In his 2019 State of the Union address on Tuesday night, President Trump called for $500 million over the next 10 years to fund research on childhood cancers.

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25 years of endocrine disruptor research – great strides, but still a long way to go.

Cancer. Diabetes. Autism. Infertility. ADHD. Asthma. As the rates of these diseases increase over time, the public and researchers alike have focused on the role the environment might play in their cause and progression. Scientists in the field of environmental health sciences are not satisfied just to know that the environment contributes to human disease – they want to know how.

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