Curt DellaValle

EWG

Curt holds a Ph.D. in environmental health from Yale University and a B.S. in biology from the University of Connecticut. Was a fellow at the National Cancer Institute where he conducted research evaluating environmental contaminants and risk of cancer, with a particular emphasis on the improvement of exposure assessment methods in epidemiologic studies. He brings his background in epidemiology and cancer research experience to work on the development of EWG’s Cancer Prevention Initiative.

Cancer

It’s Time to Change How We Talk (and Think) About Cancer

By the end of this year, nearly 1.7 million Americans will have been diagnosed with some form of cancer, and almost 600,000 will die. More than one in three Americans will contract cancer over their lifetimes. Those statistics are startling and unacceptable. Yet roughly half of all cancers are preventable, by taking actions in our daily lives that can stop cancer before it starts.