Body size, physical activity, and risk of triple-negative and estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer.

Publication Type:

Journal Article


Cancer epidemiology, biomarkers & prevention : a publication of the American Association for Cancer Research, cosponsored by the American Society of Preventive Oncology, Volume 20, Issue 3, p.454-63 (2011)


2011, Aged, Aged, 80 and over, Body Size, Breast Neoplasms, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Longitudinal Studies, Middle Aged, Motor Activity, Postmenopause, Public Health Sciences Division, Randomized Controlled Trials as Topic, Receptor, erbB-2, Receptors, Estrogen, Receptors, Progesterone, Treatment Outcome, United States, Waist-Hip Ratio


Triple-negative breast cancer, characterized by a lack of hormone receptor and HER2 expression, is associated with a particularly poor prognosis. Focusing on potentially modifiable breast cancer risk factors, we examined the relationship between body size, physical activity, and triple-negative disease risk.