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The Sister Study

The Sister Study is Still Going Strong After 20 Years!

20th Anniversary Video

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This ten-minute video commemorates the 20th anniversary of the NIEHS-led Sister Study to discover the environmental and genetic causes of breast cancer. The video showcases how the Sister Study got started, what it has accomplished, and shines a spotlight on the 50,000 study participants who make it all possible.

Sister Study Features

NIH Medline Plus Magazine: 6 Findings from the Sister Study You Should Know.

The magazine provides examples of how the 20-year breast cancer study is also teaching us about other health risks.

NIH Medline Plus Magazine: Voices of the Sister Study

Recruiters and participants explain why this national breast cancer study matters.

NIH Medline Plus Magazine: Infographic on Who are the "Sisters"?

Environmental Health Perspectives (EHP): The Sister Study Collection: 20 years of Research

13 papers about the Sister Study that were previously published in the journal, EHP, are highlighted in this curated collection. The collection also includes a brief introduction from some of the lead researchers.

NIEHS Newsletter: Advances in breast cancer research shared with NIH and the world

As Sister Study turns 20, NIEHS lead researcher highlights study's major findings at prestigious NIH lecture.
Dale Sandler, Ph.D., NIEHS Epidemiology Branch chief, delivered an invited lecture Sept. 20 at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in recognition of her outstanding contributions to biomedical research. She chose to focus on the Sister Study, a study she, Clarice Weinberg, Ph.D, and others at NIEHS developed years ago to address increasing community concerns about rising breast cancer rates and a lack of studies focused on potential environmental causes. Read the full story in the NIEHS Newsletter.

Media Advisory: Sister Study Turns 20

50,000 women from across the U.S., including Puerto Rico are helping NIH find how the environment and genes influence breast cancer risk.

Breast Cancer Research at NIEHS

Approximately 1 in 8 women in the U.S. develop breast cancer each year. Most women who develop breast cancer have no family history of the disease, suggesting an environmental link. Read more about breast cancer and what NIEHS is doing on this topic.






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