2020 Collaborative on Health and the Environment (CHE) Cancer Webinar: Environmental Contributors to Childhood Cancers

Catherine Metayer, M.D., Ph.D.

Environmental and Dietary Factors Contributing to the Rise of Childhood Leukemia.

Dr. Catherine Metayer presents results on children’s and parents’ exposures to carcinogens such as those found in paints, solvents, pesticides, air pollution, and tobacco smoke and the risk of childhood leukemia. Dr. Metayer also discusses maternal diet during pregnancy and prenatal folate/vitamin supplementation and the reduced risk of childhood leukemia. Watch this video to learn more about harmful environmental exposures and their link to cancer. Please also visit the CHE Cancer Webinar page for more information.

2019 Disrupting Cancer: Systemic Problems, Systemic Solutions Webinar

Todd Whitehead, Ph.D.

Cancer Risk and Prevention Strategies, from Population to Individual Level

Dr. Todd Whitehead provides an example of environmental contributors to cancer. Highlighting examples from “Stephen’s Story,” a chapter in the award-winning A Story of Health eBook and continuing education course.

2018 Cancer in Children and Young People International Scientific and Medical Conference, UK, September 12-14, 2018.

Catherine Metayer, M.D., Ph.D.

Causes, Treatment and Prevention of Childhood and Young Adult Cancer

Dr. Metayer provides an overview of CLIC and discusses the associations between maternal supplementation with folic acid and other vitamins and risk of leukemia in offspring.

Risk Factors of Childhood Leukemia

Dr. Metayer presents findings on risk factors of childhood leukemia. Her population-based studies examine the association between occupational exposures to pesticides, home use of paints, maternal smoking during pregnancy, prenatal paternal smoking and children exposure to tobacco smoking and the risk of childhood acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL).