Cancer prevention across the life course
What you eat and how much you weigh in childhood may have an impact on cancer risk later in life, a link that three of AICR's newest grantees are seeking to understand.Dr. Joanne Dorgan is studing how diet in childhood influences weight and breast density, which impact later cancer risk.
Dr. Leena Hilakivi-Clarke's study will shed light on whether long-term intake of genistein, a phytochemical found in soy, can prevent the resistance to anti-estrogen therapy often found in breast cancer patients.
Cruciferous vegetables such as broccoli are rich in the phytochemical sulforaphane and have epigenetic effects that can prevent breast cancer. Dr. Trygve Tollefsbol's study will help determine when cruciferous vegetable intake has the greatest impact on later development of breast cancer.