Body mass index (BMI) and breast cancer: impact on tumor histopathologic features, cancer subtypes and recurrence rate in pre and postmenopausal women.

@article{Biglia2013BodyMI,
  title={Body mass index (BMI) and breast cancer: impact on tumor histopathologic features, cancer subtypes and recurrence rate in pre and postmenopausal women.},
  author={Nicoletta Biglia and Elisa Peano and Paola Sgandurra and Giulia Moggio and Silvia Pecchio and Furio Maggiorotto and Piero Sismondi},
  journal={Gynecological endocrinology : the official journal of the International Society of Gynecological Endocrinology},
  year={2013},
  volume={29 3},
  pages={263-7}
}
The study aims to analyze the association between body mass index (BMI) at time of diagnosis, breast cancer histopathologic features (tumor size, nuclear grade, estrogen and progesterone receptor (ER and PgR) and HER-2/neu expression, histological subtypes, Ki-67 index, lymphatic/vascular invasion, axillary nodes involvement) and incidence of different subtypes defined using hormone receptors and HER2/neu expression, according to menopausal status; to evaluate the impact of BMI on disease free… CONTINUE READING
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