Body weight and prognostic indicators in breast cancer. Modifying effect of estrogen receptors.

@article{Verreault1989BodyWA,
  title={Body weight and prognostic indicators in breast cancer. Modifying effect of estrogen receptors.},
  author={Ren{\'e} Verreault and Jacques Brisson and Luc Desch{\^e}nes and Françoise Naud},
  journal={American journal of epidemiology},
  year={1989},
  volume={129 2},
  pages={260-8}
}
The relations of body weight, height, and Quetelet index to axillary node involvement at diagnosis, estrogen receptor status, and histologic features of the primary tumor were examined in 656 patients with a newly diagnosed infiltrating breast carcinoma first treated in Québec City from July 1982 to December 1984. Node involvement increased with body weight and Quetelet index. This association was more regular and much stronger among patients with estrogen receptor-positive tumors than among… CONTINUE READING