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Obesity, Energy Balance and Breast Cancer: the Role of Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (2008)

Title:

Obesity, Energy Balance and Breast Cancer: the Role of Insulin-like Growth Factor-1

Key words:

obesity, dietary energy balance, metastases

Research Institution:

University of Texas at Austin

Location:

Texas

Researcher:

Stephen D Hursting

Project Description:

This study examined the role of the IGF-1/Akt/mTOR pathway in breast cancer by following the impact of changes in dietary energy balance on tumor development and metastases, and investigated whether pharmacologically-induced alterations of this pathway reduce obesity-induced mammary tumorigenesis.

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