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Insecticide linked to increased breast cancer risk — 40 years after exposure

Researchers found DDT exposure before puberty may have increased the breast cancer risk for women in their 50s. Study is the latest to suggest early-life exposures, even prior to birth, may hold the key to understanding who gets diseases.

Melinda Lewis remembers splashing in the irrigation canals that outlined her grandpa's walnut and almond groves in the late 1960s.

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

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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Local and national experts agree: Reducing Pittsburgh pollution would cut cancer risk

Editor's Note: This is story is part of our ongoing series on cancer and air pollution in Southwestern Pennsylvania.

PITTSBURGH—Cancer experts from around the country gathered here this week to present a body of research with a weighty conclusion: Environmental exposures remain a key factor in the region's elevated cancer rates and tackling these pollutants could significantly reduce risks for residents.

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