EXPLAINING THE CAUSAL EFFECT OF OBESITY ON COLORECTAL AND POSTMENOPAUSAL BREAST CANCER

Grant number: 1150591 | Funding period: 2018 - 2019

Completed

Abstract

With rising rates in Australia and globally, obesity is fast surpassing smoking to become the biggest preventable cause of cancer. While losing weight might reduce the risk of cancer, most people find this hard to do. In this project, possible mechanisms linking obesity to bowel and postmenopausal breast cancer will be studied to work out how important they are for each cancer. Ultimately, the goal is to help design strategies for prevention and early detection of cancers caused by obesity.

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