The link between weight and breast cancer risk
Being overweight increases a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer after menopause. The exact link between breast cancer and weight remains undefined. The ERC-funded FAT-BC project will investigate whether increased adiposity helps tumours to survive and grow. Specifically, it will study the associations between patient adiposity and the genomic and transcriptomic features of the bulk tumour in breast cancer patients. It will also create a comprehensive atlas of breast cancer according to various patient and mammary adiposity measures for the two most common breast cancer histological subtypes. The data will be shared via a web-based data portal.
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