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Dr. Kristy Brown, Weill Cornell Medical College "Obesity and Breast Cancer: Novel insights from BRCA mutation carriers"

Event Type
Seminar/Symposium
Sponsor
MIP Seminar Committee
Location
Charles Miller Auditorium, B102, CLSL
Date
Nov 17, 2022   11:00 am  
Speaker
Kristy Brown, PhD.
Contact
Julie Moore
E-Mail
jmoor@illinois.edu
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Originating Calendar
Molecular and Integrative Physiology (MIP) Department Seminar Series

"Obesity and Breast Cancer: Novel insights from BRCA mutation carriers"

Research:

The lab is interested in understanding why obesity leads to an increased risk of cancers, including postmenopausal breast cancer. We have been particularly interested in the role of dysregulated metabolism in the breast microenvironment and how it leads to an increase in estrogen production, a key driver of obesity-related breast cancer. These studies have led to the identification of novel therapeutic strategies whose benefits may extend well beyond hormone-dependent breast cancers.

https://www.brownlab.org/home-1 

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