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Facing Adiposity in personalizing Treatment of Breast Cancer Patients

Project description

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.

Call for proposal

ERC-2020-COG
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Host institution

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Belgium
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 998 620

Beneficiaries (1)

KATHOLIEKE UNIVERSITEIT LEUVEN
Belgium
EU contribution
€ 1 998 620
Address
Oude Markt 13
3000 Leuven
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments