Ignacio Camarillo, Assistant Professor of Biological Sciences
Obesity is a major concern and is associated with breast cancer incidence, tumor invasiveness and higher cancer morbidity rates. The goals of this research are to 1) determine the relationship between early onset obesity and breast cancer aggressiveness, 2) identify mechanisms of adipocyte-derived hormones on breast cancer progression and drug resistance and 3) better understand the impact of diet and obesity on mammary tissue and tumor microenvironment.

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