Alberto E Etkin

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Plasma lipid profile and abdominal obesity have been associated with breast cancer risk, however published results have been inconsistent. To clarify these associations we studied lipid and lipoprotein alterations, obesity degree and body fat distribution, in 30 newly diagnosed breast cancer patients without treatment and 30 controls matched by age and(More)
OBJECTIVE AND DESIGN Gross cystic disease (GCD) of the breast is reported to occur in 7% of women in the developed world and, although not premalignant, is thought to be associated with an increased risk of breast cancer. Hormone and growth factor concentration levels were measured in breast cyst fluid (BCF) to correlate them with their mitogenic activity(More)
9685 Background: It is known that envirommental and life style changes may play a role in the development of breast cancer.In our country,the patients originally seen with this pathology were Spanish and Italian immigrants who came to Argentina until 1950.We analized the changes that took place with respect tothe age of breast cancer onset and menopause in(More)
Levels of circulating estrone (E1), estradiol (E2), androst-4-ene-3,17-dione (Adione), 3,5,3'-triiodothyronine (T3), thyroxine (T4), and sex hormone-binding globulin (SHBG) were measured in 10 obese postmenopausal patients with breast cancer and in 10 obese postmenopausal control subjects matched for age, body size, and menopausal status. T3, T4, and SHBG(More)
Gross cystic breast disease (GCBD) is common in women, especially in the age range between 35 and the menopausal years. The present study examined the possible role of progesterone (Pg) in the chorionic gonadotropin (hCG) concentration in GCBD. The breast cyst fluids (BCFs) were drawn by fine needle aspiration between the sixth and the eighth day of the(More)
OBJECTIVE Gross cystic disease (GCD) is the most common benign breast pathology. Although breast cysts are not considered pre-malignant lesions, an increased risk of breast cancer has been reported for patients with type I cysts (Na(+)/K(+)<3). Furthermore, an augmented IGF-I/IGF-binding protein-3 (IGFBP-3) ratio has been described in breast cancer(More)
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