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POSH study: Obesity and the outcome of young breast cancer patients

3rd - 6th Nov 2013

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Published: 12.11.13
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Dr Ellen Copson - University of Southampton, UK

Dr Ellen Copson talks to ecancer at the 2013 NCRI Cancer Conference in Liverpool about the rising rates of obesity in patients with early breast cancer.

Previous studies have shown that this leads to a poorer prognosis than non-obese patients and that host factors, tumour pathology and treatment issues have been suggested as possible factors.

The study concluded that obesity at diagnosis is associated with inferior survival in young breast cancer patients. The data confirms that obesity is associated with biologically adverse tumours and more obese patients receive sub-optimal chemotherapy than healthy weight patients.

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