Philippa Darbre

Title: Human Health Implications of Personal Care Products: Breast Cancer and Other Breast-Related Diseases


Philippa Darbre is an academic scientist with a BScHons degree in biochemistry (University of Birmingham) and a PhD degree (University of Cambridge). Her postdoctoral research began at the Molecular Medicine Institute of the University of Oxford, and continued at the Cancer Research - UK laboratories in London where she became Head of the Cellular Endocrinology Laboratory. In 1991, she moved to the University of Reading where she is currently Professor Emeritus in Oncology. Her research over the past 37 years has been dedicated to studying the mechanisms by which oestrogens, antioestrogens and environmental endocrine disrupting chemicals regulate growth of human breast cancer cells. She has published 3 books and 136 peer-reviewed scientific research papers. Her latest book was published by Elsevier in 2015 entitled  “Endocrine Disruption and Human Health”.

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