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Digest 11

Fall 2022

This digest includes:
- Summaries of California Teachers Study summer student projects
- New study findings on physical activity
- A reminder to CTS participants to update their contact information

Dr. Leslie Bernstein

Summer 2022

This special edition newsletter celebrates the life and contributions of Dr. Leslie Bernstein, a founding member of the California Teachers Study.

Dr. Bernstein leaves behind a legacy in the California Teachers Study, which she helped create and then managed for many years. She will also be fondly remembered for the care with which she mentored young researchers and for her dedication to breast cancer advocacy.

Digest 10

Spring 2022

This digest includes:
- Research on hypertension during pregnancy and future healthcare utilization
- A new grant award that will examine extreme weather events and risk of stroke
- A research collaboration with the Black Women's Health Study on MGUS; and
- Study findings on environmental exposures and quality of sleep

Digest 9

Fall 2021

This digest includes:
- New research projects conducted by summer student-researchers
- Updates to the California Teachers Study website data page
- Study findings on sleep deficiency and risk of breast cancer; and
- Information about the WISDOM study

Digest 9

Fall 2021

This digest includes:
- New research projects conducted by CTS summer student-researchers
- Updates to the CTS website data page
- Study findings on sleep deficiency and breast cancer risk, and
- Information about the WISDOM study

Digest 8

Spring 2021

This digest includes:
- Updates on new funding awarded to the CTS
- A request for suggestions for future digest highlights
- A new interactive tool highlighting CTS findings from the last 25 years

Digest 7

July 2020

This digest includes:
- Feedback from study participants about why they first joined the CTS & why they continue to participate
- Findings from Questionnaire 6, now available for exploration on the CTS website
- Study findings on the relationship between sugar-sweetened beverages and cardiovascular disease

Digest 6

March 2020

This digest includes:
- Feedback from study participants about the areas of research they are most interested in
- A new study on air pollution and breast cancer survival
- Study findings on the link between physical activity, postmenopausal hormone therapy, and risk of breast cancer
- An invitation to study participants to provide feedback about why they participate in the California Teachers Study

Digest 5

November 2019

This digest includes:
- Research projects conducted by CTS summer students
- New study findings on the link between sugar-sweetened beverages and long-term health risks
- Updated summaries of CTS publications, now available on the CTS website

Digest 4

May 2019

This digest includes:
- Highlights from the recent American Association for Cancer Research meeting
- Interactive graphs to better understand the CTS population
- Profiles on the CTS Data Analysts, the team members who manage our study data
- A new project studying the relationship between preeclampsia and stroke
- New study findings on the link between participants' diets and their risk of breast cancer

Digest 3

August 2018

This digest includes:
- Frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the California Teachers Study
- Profiles on the CTS Study Managers, the team members who keep things moving behind the scenes
- Updates about a new blog series dedicated to recently launched CTS research projects
- Study findings about alcohol use and risk of breast cancer

Digest 2

May 2018

This digest includes:
- An introduction to the California Teachers Study blog
- Information about a new CTS project focused on studying non-Hodgkin lymphoma
- Study findings on the link between recreational strenuous physical activity and breast cancer risk

Digest 1

March 2018

In March 2018, the CTS began sending participants emailed digests with study updates. The first Digest includes:
- An introduction to the Quarterly Digest, the CTS' new emailed newsletter
- Information about Questionnaire 6
- Links to a five-part series about the history and future of the California Teachers Study
- New study findings about low-dose aspirin use and risk of breast cancer

Newsletter 13

Fall 2013

This newsletter includes:
- Information about a new CTS project collecting blood samples that will be studied to identify genetic markers that may help identify cancer at its early stage
- Novel research addressing cognition problems associated with breast cancer treatment - often called 'Chemo Brain'

Newsletter 12

Spring 2012

This newsletter includes:
- Updates on nine major areas of research the CTS published on in the past year
- Links to our partner institutions

Newsletter 11

Spring 2011

This newsletter includes:
- Updates on new funding awarded to the CTS
- Information on a recent breast cancer rate drop linked to decreased use of menopausal hormone therapy

Newsletter 10

Winter 2008

This newsletter includes:
- Additional study findings on the relationship between exercise and cancer risk
- Information about the role of nature vs. nurture in examining the causes of cancer

Newsletter 9

Fall 2006

This newsletter includes:
- Introductions to key California Teachers Study staff
- An analysis of alcohol consumption and its effects on cancer
- A dedication to Dr. Ronald K. Ross, a co-founder of the California Teachers Study

Newsletter 8

Fall 2005

This newsletter includes:
- Information on a new study investigating the relationship between pesticide exposures and breast cancer risk
- Updated research on active smoking, household second hand smoke, and breast cancer

Newsletter 7

Winter 2004

This newsletter includes:
- Updates about a new study that will collect DNA samples to explore gene interactions & their effect on breast cancer
- A call for participant input on the CTS website

Newsletter 6

Fall 2002

This newsletter includes:
- New findings on diet and breast cancer risk
- Information on cancer incidence in California women compared with women participating in the California Teachers Study

Newsletter 5

Spring 2001

This newsletter includes:
- New data on the incidence of breast, cervical, uterus, and ovarian cancer among CTS participants
- A profile on two California Teachers Study participants

Newsletter 4

Spring 2000

This newsletter includes:
- Incidence of breast cancer among CTS participants and their relatives
- Remembering Suzette Marie Wright, a member of the CTS Advisory Task Force

Newsletter 3

Winter 1998

This newsletter includes:
- Common questions and answers about the California Teachers Study
- A new study to examine the relationship between physical exercise and breast cancer
- Data from CTS participants about physical activity through the years

Newsletter 2

Fall 1997

This newsletter includes:
- Recent research activities
- Findings from the first CTS survey on participant diet and behaviors
- Introductions to the California Teachers Study External Advisory Committee

Newsletter 1

Fall 1996

This newsletter includes:
- Introductions to CTS researchers
- Characteristics of the CTS population
- Anticipated risk of developing breast cancer by age and race/ethnicity