Breast Milk Cells May Someday Predict Cancer


April 12, 2011

USA Today

Examining cells from a woman's breast milk may help evaluate future breast health, new research suggests.

"It looks as if we can use the cells from breast milk to assess breast cancer risk," said Dr. Kathleen Arcaro, an associate professor of veterinary and animal sciences at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst.

She will present her findings Monday at the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research in Orlando

For the study, she collected breast milk from 271 women in the United States... Read More