Nevertheless, federal funding is in short supply, and there is always the risk it will run out for the Oakland group. Research now is turning to the second and third generations -- the daughters and granddaughters of the original study members. Just like she did with their mothers and grandmothers, Cohn will look for patterns of exposure and disease as they age.
Like a treasure trove about to be unlocked, Cohn said these generations of women “hold the key to understanding” breast cancer.
This article originally ran at Environmental Health News, a news source published by Environmental Health Sciences, a nonprofit media company.