The College of Staten Island’s Executive Director and Principal Investigator for the Staten Island Breast Cancer Research Initiative, Donna Gerstle, and fellow Director of the Center for Environmental Science, Dr. Alfred Levine, were recently featured on CUNY TV’s latest episode of Simply Science, devoted this month to the exploration of breast cancer as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

Pioneers behind the Staten Island Breast Cancer Research Initiative, Gerstle and Dr. Levine commented on the research they are doing specifically on the CSI campus.  Simply Science’s Andrew Falzon caught up with the SIBCRI to discuss the uniqueness of Staten Island as New York City and New York State’s highest breast cancer zone, linking the abnormality to environmental factors and the origins of breast cancer during certain stages of female maturity.

To get broadcast information and to view this month’s episode visit the Simply Science Webpage.  Access to the video is also available via YouTube.