Relation of body mass index (BMI) to disease free (DFS) and distant disease free Survivals (DDFS) among Turkish women with operable breast carcinoma


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Demirkan B., Alacacioglu A., Yilmaz U.

JAPANESE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY, vol.37, no.4, pp.256-265, 2007 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1093/jjco/hym023
  • Journal Name: JAPANESE JOURNAL OF CLINICAL ONCOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.256-265
  • Keywords: body mass index, breast cancer, prognosis, survival, ADIPOSE-TISSUE DEVELOPMENT, CORONARY-HEART-DISEASE, RISK-FACTORS, POSTMENOPAUSAL WOMEN, METABOLIC SYNDROME, PROSPECTIVE COHORT, PROGNOSTIC FACTOR, CANCER SURVIVAL, POOR-PROGNOSIS, OBESITY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

Background: The correlation between body mass index (BMI) and patient and tumor characteristics related to prognosis has not been well explored and may help to elucidate the mechanisms involved in the carcinogenesis. Because of the equivocal, inconsistent and uncertain research results as well as racial and ethnic differences, we aimed to evaluate the prognostic significance of high BMI in Turkish women with operable breast carcinoma.