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Heather Spencer Feigelson, Alpa V. Patel, Lauren R. Teras, Ted Gansler, Michael J. Thun and Eugenia E. Calle Adult weight gain and histopathologic characteristics of breast cancer among postmenopausal women Cancer 107

Article first published online: 22 MAY 2006 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.21965

The authors examined histopathologic subtypes of breast cancer by categories of adult weight gain in 1200 postmenopausal women with invasive breast cancer from the American Cancer Society's Cancer Prevention Study II Nutrition Cohort. Excess adiposity is an important contributor to breast cancer risk among postmenopausal women, regardless of histologic type, and especially for tumors of advanced stage and high grade.

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