Childhood Leukemia - A Preventable Disease?
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This webinar, originally presented on September 16, 2015, is part of an ongoing series of educational presentations by experts on issues that focus on current and emerging aspects of pediatric and reproductive environmental health.
- Be able to describe risk and trends for children of Hispanic background relative to white children.
- Clinicians will be able to identify several environmental exposures associated with increased risk for leukemia.
- Be able to describe two factors associated with reduced risk for development of childhood leukemia.
Dr. Mark Miller is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the departments of Pediatrics and Occupational and Environmental Medicine at the University of California San Francisco. He is co-director of the UCSF- Pediatric Environmental Health Specialty Unit (PEHSU) since 2002. He is the director of the Children’s Environmental Health Program for the California EPA and co-investigator with the Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment (CIRCLE) at UC Berkeley. He completed his MD degree and pediatric residency from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, an MPH in environmental health sciences at U.C. Berkeley, and a residency in preventive medicine with the California Department of Health Services. Dr. Miller spent 13 years as a pediatrician in private practice in a small town in California. He is a co-author of A Story of Health, a multimedia book examining multiple environmental contributors to health and how they interact with genetics across the lifespan.
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This material was supported by the American College of Medical Toxicology (ACMT) and funded (in part) by the cooperative agreement FAIN: U61TS000238 from the Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry (ATSDR).
Acknowledgement: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) supports the PEHSU by providing partial funding to ATSDR under Inter-Agency Agreement number DW-75-92301301. Neither EPA nor ATSDR endorse the purchase of any commercial products or services mentioned in PEHSU publications
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