Ana Paula Refinetti

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179 Background: Obesity is an established risk factor for postmenopausal breast cancer. Though women with high BMI tend to develop less aggressive molecular subtypes, previous studies have shown that they still have a higher risk of recurrence and worse prognosis. The biological mechanisms for this difference in outcome have yet to be identified. The(More)
36 Background: Mammographic breast density (BD) is associated with a 4- to 6-fold increased risk for developing breast cancer. A previous study has shown that background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) as measured on MRI can be correlated with breast cancer risk. Being overweight or obese is also an established risk factor for breast cancer. The purpose of(More)
Purpose. This study identifies women with breast cancer who utilized chemoprevention agents prior to diagnosis and describes their patterns of disease. Methods. Our database was queried retrospectively for patients with breast cancer who reported prior use of chemoprevention. Patients were divided into primary (no history of breast cancer) and secondary(More)
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