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11. October 2019
12:00 PM - 13:30 PM

Center for Public Health
Hörsaal 1
Kinderspitalgasse 15
1090 Wien

“Can we prevent breast cancer?”

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among women worldwide. Research has identified a number of known and suspected risk factors for breast cancer. Given what we know today, how well – if at all – can we prevent breast cancer? Professor Karin Michels will discuss the state of the art of breast cancer epidemiology and highlight what research avenues might be most promising in the future to make
further progress in eradicating this debilitating disease.

Professor Karin B. Michels, ScD, PhD
Karin B. Michels, ScD, PhD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the Fielding School of Public Health at the University of California, Los Angeles. She received a doctorate in
epidemiology from Harvard University, USA, and a doctorate in biostatistics from Cambridge University, UK. Dr. Michels research has focused on breast cancer prevention adopting a life course approach. She has also co-founded the area of epigenetic epidemiology and, more recently, the Michels Lab has been addressing the role of microbiome in human health.

Host: Eva Schernhammer