Selected inflammatory breast cancer research published in 2016
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Atkinson, R. L., et al. (2016, May). Epidemiological risk factors associated with inflammatory breast cancer subtypes. Cancer Causes Control, 27(3), 359-66.
In this single-institution case-control study, we identified risk factors associated with inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) subtypes based on staining of estrogen receptor (ER), progesterone receptor (PR) and expression of human epidermal growth factor 2 (HER2neu) to determine distinct etiologic pathways.
Overweight or obese status is important modifiable risk factor for IBC of any subtype. Modifiable risk factors, age at first pregnancy (greater than or equal to 26), breast-feeding, and smoking may be associated with specific IBC subtypes. These results highlight the importance of evaluating epidemiologic risk factors for IBC for the identification of subtype-specific prevention strategies.