Erika Bågeman

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BACKGROUND CYP2C8/9 polymorphisms may influence breast cancer-free survival after diagnosis due to their role in the metabolism of tamoxifen, paclitaxel, and other chemotherapy. cytochrome P450 (CYP)2C8/9 metabolise arachidonic acid to epoxyeicosatrienoic acids, which enhance migration and invasion in vitro and promote angiogenesis in vivo. We aimed to(More)
BRCA1/2 mutations predispose to early-onset breast cancer, especially after oral contraceptive (OC) use and pregnancy. However, the majority of breast cancers might be due to more prevalent low-penetrance genes, which may also modify the risk in BRCA mutation carriers. The absence of the IGF1 19-repeat allele has been associated with high insulin-like(More)
Importance Chemotherapy-induced alopecia is a common and distressing adverse effect. In previous studies of scalp cooling to prevent chemotherapy-induced alopecia, conclusions have been limited. Objectives To evaluate whether use of a scalp cooling system is associated with a lower amount of hair loss among women receiving specific chemotherapy regimens(More)
Most, but not all, studies have found that women with a high urinary 2-hydroxyestrogen (2OHE) to 16alpha-hydroxyestrone (16alphaOHE1) ratio are at reduced risk for breast cancer and have a better prognosis. The aim was to identify factors associated with the pre-operative 2OHE to 16alphaOHE1 ratio and factors that predicted the change in the ratio between(More)
CYP1A2 plays a key role in the metabolism of both estrogen and coffee. Women with higher coffee intake and the CYP1A2*1F A/A genotype have a ratio of high 2-hydroxyestrone (2-OHE1) to 16alpha-OHE1. 2-OHE1 is a weak estrogen and may even block the estrogen receptor (ER), whereas 16alpha-OHE1 is procarcinogenic. We hypothesized that moderate to high coffee(More)
Studies of the association between breast size, as a proxy for mammary gland mass, and breast cancer risk have given equivocal results. Most have been case-control studies with limited statistical power. We conducted a prospective analysis of the relation between breast size as measured by self-reported bra cup size and breast cancer risk among(More)
Multiparity decreases the risk of breast cancer in white women, whereas it is a risk factor in black women <50 years. Early-onset breast cancer (<50 years) has been associated with high insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) levels. Absence of the common IGF1 19 cytosine-adenine (CA)-repeat allele (IGF1-19/-19) inverts the effect of several non-genetic(More)
BRCA1 mutations predispose to early-onset breast cancer. We previously reported an association between absence of the common IGF1 19 CA-repeat allele (IGF1-19/-19) and being a BRCA1 mutation carrier in young women from breast cancer high-risk families. Others have reported a four-fold risk of premenopausal breast cancer in women with a family history and(More)
BACKGROUND BRCA1/2 mutations predispose to early-onset breast cancer, especially after oral contraceptive (OC) use and pregnancy. However, the majority of breast cancers might be due to more prevalent low penetrance genes that may also modify the risk in BRCA1/2 mutation carriers. The absence of the IGF1 19-CA repeat allele has been associated with high(More)
OBJECTIVE Insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF-1) is essential for the pubertal growth spurt and for normal mammary gland development. IGF-1 increases premenopausal breast cancer risk. Oral contraceptives (OCs) decrease IGF-1 in most women. The endogenous estrogens and their metabolites also influence IGF-1 levels. Glutathione S-transferases (GSTs) are(More)
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