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Wednesday, 28 May 2014, 6:00PM
Museum of London

The Million Women Study

Professor Dame Valerie Beral

The Million Women Study, a national study of women’s health in collaboration with Cancer Research UK and the National Health Service, aims to answer many outstanding questions about the factors affecting women’s health.

 

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Professor Dame Valerie Beral is an epidemiologist, academic and a preeminent specialist in breast cancer epidemiology. She is Professor of Epidemiology, a Fellow of Green Templeton College, Oxford and has been the Head of the Cancer Epidemiology Unit at the University of Oxford and Cancer Research UK since 1989.

Professor Dame Beral was one of the leaders of the Million Woman Study which was opened in 1997, and has recruited more than 1.3 million UK women over 50 via the NHS breast screening centres. The study is investigating how a woman’s reproductive history can affect women's health, with a particular focus on the effects of hormone replacement therapy (HRT). It is the largest such study in the world with one in four of UK women in the target age group participating.

Professor Dame Beral has served on various international committees for the World Health Organisation and the United States National Academy of Sciences. She also chairs the Department of Health's Advisory Committee on Breast Cancer Screening.

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28 May 2014

The Million Women Study
Professor Dame Valerie Beral

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