The presentations will cover the study of different cell populations within the retina and of the supporting vascular networks.
Each presentation will share the fundamental aspects of the retina and imaging modalities employed in their work.
The two-year rodent cancer bioassay remains the definitive source of information employed for cancer risk assessment, and using such conventional approaches, the US Environmental Protection Agency (US EPA) is actively working to address the need for an updated and expanded document that serves as the agency’s approach for assessing cancer risk from exposure to PAH mixtures.
However, the time and resources required to perform two-year rodent bioassays for the range of environmental PAH mixtures are significant and serve as a disincentive to the development of these kinds of data.
Maria Grant, University of Alabama Birmingham, Birmingham, AL.