Genes May Predict Metastatic Breast Cancer – 3
Narrator: This is NIH Health Matters. Diet can influence susceptibility for developing metastatic breast cancer, the advanced stage of the disease in which tumor cells have spread throughout the body. Dr. Kent Hunter, head of the Metastases Susceptibility Section in the Laboratory of Cancer Biology and Genetics at the National Cancer Institute, says studies on mice show a low-fat and high caffeine diet may reduce risk.
Dr. Hunter: Diet can have an effect and that suggests to me that there are probably small molecule agents or some sort of chemo-prevention regimes, that we might be able to incorporate into our therapeutic strategies that will hopefully tilt the balance for women with breast cancer.
Narrator: For more information on metastatic breast cancer, visit www.cancer.gov. Health Matters is produced by the National Institutes of Health, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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