UNC Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program

The UNC BCERP is a five-year initiative aimed at studying how obesity and other influences may affect susceptibility to an aggressive subtype of breast cancer, basal-like breast cancer.

The UNC Breast Cancer and the Environment Research Program (UNC BCERP) in the Gillings School of Global Public Health works to understand how environmental influences like obesity affect the susceptibility to basal-like breast cancer and to inform premenopausal African-American women of that risk.


Watch videos from UNC BCERP playlist:


Research Spotlight

Study in mice find weight loss reduces progression of basal-like breast cancer. Read more.

Outreach Spotlight

UNC BCERP staff and UNC-Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) are collaborating to develop, pilot test and disseminate an interactive website that will inform women about basal-like breast cancer risks. Read more.