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Test Could Detect Breast Cancers Earlier in Young, High-risk African-American Women

AACR, , Communications Staff (2011) Test Could Detect Breast Cancers Earlier in Young, High-risk African-American Women. AACR American Association for Cancer Research.

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Abstract

Certain cancer signaling pathways that are activated in aggressive cancer can be detected very early, even in precancerous cells, among young African-American women at high risk for breast cancer. This may allow for earlier detection and prevention of cancer. However, the early activation of these pathways, which are linked to how the body’s cells consume and break down sugar, also raise the concern that certain conditions such as gestational diabetes and prediabetes, where the body produces more sugar, might stimulate precancerous cells promoting a conversion into cancerous cells. Victoria L. Seewaldt, M.D., presented these study results at the Fourth AACR…


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Subjects: Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > Cancer
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    Date Deposited: 21 Sep 2011 11:53
    Last Modified: 21 Sep 2011 11:53
    Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/3250

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