Marlboro College

News Specialist Explores How the Environment Effects Breast Cancer

Marlboro, Vt.—Janna Cordeiro ’92, will discuss “Breast Cancer and the Environment: Advocacy, Science and Innovation” on Thursday, April 20 at 7:00 p.m. in Ragle Hall at Marlboro College as part of the Marlboro College Alumni Lecture Series.
Cordeiro coordinates special projects, evaluation, and strategic planning for the California Breast Cancer Research Program (CBCRP), a state-funded foundation which has granted over $156 million for breast cancer research. She will explore environmental connections and research approaches to breast cancer and offer practical suggestions about how to reduce personal risk of breast cancer. Her discussion will include current research on climbing breast cancer rates, which suggests a combination of factors including inherited or acquired genetic mutations and external agents that affect genes or the production of hormones.

Prior to working in the breast cancer field, Cordeiro evaluated HIV prevention programs for the Centers for Disease Control, helped establish a needle exchange program in Atlanta and founded a widespread HIV prevention program for at-risk women in Vermont. She received a M.A. in public health from Emory University; at Marlboro, she completed a Plan of Concentration in American Studies, Women’s Studies and Psychology.

This lecture is free of charge and open to the public. Ragle Hall is fully accessible. For more information, contact the Public Relations Office at (802) 251-7644 or For cancellation information, please call the Events Hotline: (802) 451-7151.

Founded in 1946, Marlboro College offers undergraduate education in the liberal arts and, since 1997, graduate study focused on Internet technologies. Its 330 undergraduate students enjoy an 8:1 student-faculty ratio, a voice in governing the community and individualized courses of study on a 350-acre campus in the hills of southern Vermont. Marlboro has been selected as one of 40 Colleges that Change Lives. (

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