Penn Study: Exercise May Reduce Breast Cancer Breast Cancer Risk

April 14, 2009

The Daily Pennsylvanian

Kathryn Schmitz, PhD, MPH, an assistant professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and Susan Domchek, MD, an associate professor in the division of Hematology/Oncology and director of the Abramson Cancer Center’s Cancer Risk Evaluation Program, are quoted in a Daily Pennsylvanian story about their new WISER Sister trial, which seeks to learn whether exercise, which is known to decrease estrogen levels, could help reduce the risk of breast cancer for women who have a strong family history of the disease or carry the BRCA genetic mutations. The story also mentions previous research conducted by Timothy Rebbeck, PhD, an associate professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, which linked lower levels of estrogen to a lower risk of developing breast cancer... Read More