Change in Peripheral Blood Leukocyte Telomere Length and Mortality in Breast Cancer Survivors.

Publication Type:

Journal Article

Source:

Journal of the National Cancer Institute (2014)

Keywords:

2014, April 2014, Public Health Sciences Division

Abstract:

Progressive telomere shortening with cell division is a hallmark of aging. Short telomeres are associated with increased cancer risk, but there are conflicting reports about telomere length and mortality in breast cancer survivors.