The association between body mass index and immunohistochemical subtypes in breast cancer

Sahin S., Erdem G. U. , Karatas F., Aytekin A., SEVER A. R. , Ozisik Y., ...More

BREAST, vol.32, pp.227-236, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.breast.2016.09.019
  • Journal Name: BREAST
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.227-236
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Body mass index (BMI) is defined as a poor prognostic factor in patients with breast cancer (BC). However, there are controversial results regarding the various effects of BMI on BC, hence the exact pathophysiology of the relation between obesity and BC is still under debate, and remains unclear. This paper aims to investigate the association between BMI at presentation and BC subtypes defined according to the immunohistochemical classification in both premenopausal and postmenopausal patients with BC.