Study in mice finds weight loss reduces progression of basal-like breast cancer

July 1, 2014

Obesity, epidemic in the U.S. and worldwide, is one of the important modifiable risk factors for breast cancer, especially a particularly aggressive subtype called basal-like breast cancer (BBC). Population studies have suggested that lifestyle interventions, including weight loss, could prevent a large proportion of this type of cancer; however, data on the effect of weight loss on BBC risk are limited and the mechanisms involved uncertain.

Most Breast Cancer Patients May Not Be Getting Enough Exercise

June 9, 2014

Physical activity after breast cancer diagnosis has been linked with prolonged survival and improved quality of life, but most participants in a large breast cancer study did not meet national physical activity guidelines after they were diagnosed.

Kay Yow Cancer Fund awards $1 million research grant to UNC Lineberger

March 6, 2014

The Kay Yow Cancer Fund®, in partnership with The V Foundation for Cancer Research, has awarded a $1 million women’s cancer research grant to UNC Lineberger to evaluate the impact of physical activity among breast cancer survivors. The grant was awarded to UNC Lineberger to conduct a Phase II, four-year controlled trial to evaluate the … Continued