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Donor Funding: $75,000
Cancer Type: Breast
Cancer Stage: Prevention
Funded in: 2023

Professor Sharad Kumar
University of South Australia

Breast cancer (BC) risk is strongly associated with a diet high in saturated fats. This risk is greater in individuals who develop obesity from high-fat intake during adolescence. The goal of this project is to explore this relationship using a unique model of diet, metabolism and BC developed by our team. Using this novel model, we will define the high fat diet-induced early molecular changes that influence mammary cell biology and act as potential prognostic BC-susceptibility markers.

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