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02.12.15

Lani Luthard, advocate for prevention, dies at age 51

Lani Luthard, mother, wife, daughter, and strong advocate of breast cancer prevention, died on Thurs., Feb. 5 in San Jose, Calif. She was 51. After she was diagnosed at 40 with breast cancer, Lani was told by Stanford doctors that she only had a couple of years to live. She sought to change her life to ... Read more...

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Janet Gray, Ph.D.

Janet Gray, Ph.D.

Dr. Janet Gray, editor of the 2008 and 2010 editions of the Breast Cancer Fund's groundbreaking report, State of the Evidence, has provided access to and clearer understanding of the complex science linking breast cancer to chemicals and radiation.

Janet, a Professor of Psychology and Director of the Program in Science, Technology and Society (STS) at Vassar College, has a background in behavioral neuroscience. Her laboratory research has focused on the effects of estrogens and mixed antiestrogens, especially tamoxifen, on brain activity and behavior.

In recent years, her research and writing focus has turned toward engaging the public in the complex issues surrounding breast cancer and environmental risks. As part of her work in this arena, she led a multidisciplinary group of students and professionals in the development of a widely distributed interactive CD that explores the scientific literature on breast cancer and environmental risks, released in 2006. An updated Web version of the CD was released in the spring of 2008.

It was after the release of the CD that Janet signed on as editor of the fifth edition (2008) of the Breast Cancer Fund's State of the Evidence: The Connection Between Breast Cancer and the Environment. She also authored the sixth edition (2010).