Keep abreast of the latest research. The University of California at Berkeley's Center for Integrative Research on Childhood Leukemia and the Environment (CIRCLE) leads ongoing investigations and collaborations to determine the possible genetic and environmental factors and interactions that may lead to the development of childhood leukemia.
Some of CIRCLE's work was presented at the Children's Environmental Health & Policy Implications Symposium in January 2012. See videos below:
- Video of Dr. Catherine Metayer's presentation on the association of household pesticide use and childhood leukemia.
- Video of Dr. Patricia Buffler's presentation on the associations of parental smoking and childhood leukemia.
- Video of Dr. Joe Wiemels' presentation on the role of epigenetics and environmental exposures in childhood leukemia.
- Video of Dr. Stephen Francis' presentation on the possibility of infectious agents contributing to a cluster of childhood leukemia cases.
Funding for CIRCLE is provided by the US Environmental Protection Agency (grant RD83451161) and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (grant 1P01ES018172-01) under their joint initiative to understand and reduce environmental causes of disease in children to improve their health and well being.