BMI linked to overall survival in locally advanced breast cancer

Northfelt, Donald W.
April 2008
Hem/Onc Today;4/25/2008, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p37
The article provides information on a study on body mass index (BMI) and its link to the overall survival in locally advanced breast cancer. According to the article, prognosis is worse among women with locally advanced breast cancer and high BMI compared with patients who are underweight or normal. An overview of the study conducted by the researchers from the Dubai Hospital and the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center is offered.


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