Obesity and breast cancer survival in ethnically diverse postmenopausal women: the Multiethnic Cohort Study

@article{Conroy2011ObesityAB,
  title={Obesity and breast cancer survival in ethnically diverse postmenopausal women: the Multiethnic Cohort Study},
  author={Shannon M. Conroy and Gertraud Maskarinec and Lynne Ross Wilkens and Kami K L White and Brian E. Henderson and Laurence N. Kolonel},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
  year={2011},
  volume={129},
  pages={565-574}
}
Breast cancer survival has been found to be lower in obese women, but few studies have evaluated ethnic variations in this association. This study examined all-cause and breast cancer-specific survival by body mass index (BMI) in the Multiethnic Cohort (MEC) study for African American, Native Hawaiian, Japanese American, Latino, and Caucasian women. Female MEC participants free of breast cancer, aged ≥50 years at cohort entry, and diagnosed with primary invasive breast cancer during follow-up… CONTINUE READING