Welcome to the website of Dr. Kathleen Arcaro, Associate Professor of Environmental Toxicology at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.
Dr. Arcaro's current research focuses on the use of breastmilk to assess breast cancer risk, with the goal of developing new detection methods and therapies for breast cancer.
Interested in donating breastmilk for our research? We are currently looking for breastmilk donations for these studies:
NEW! Diet and breast cancer risk study. Participants are first time, healthy, nursing mothers local to Amherst, Massachusetts who are in their first two months of lactation. See our "donate breastmilk for a study" page for further information. Contact Angela at (413) 545-1037 or email.
Mothers who have or have had breast cancer. Participants are nursing mothers living anywhere in the U.S. who have/have had breast cancer and can donate fresh or frozen breastmilk. To participate in this study call Beth Punska at (413) 545-0813, or email.
Biopsy while nursing study: Participants are nursing mothers who are expecting to have a breast biopsy, and live anywhere in the U.S. To participate in this study call Beth Punska at (413) 545-0813, or email.
More information about participating in our research is on our Donate Breastmilk for a Study page.