Fatty Acids and Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation

  • Robert W. Hardy
  • Nalinie S. M. D. Wickramasinghe
  • S. C. Ke
  • Alan Wells
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 422)


Experimental evidence using animal models and cultured cells has clearly linked dietary fat to breast cancer. More than 150 studies using animal models of carcinogen-induced, transplantable, “spontaneous” and metastatic breast cancer as well as in vitro investigations employing cultured breast cancer cells provide an impressive array of support for the conclusion that dietary fat influences breast cancer cell proliferation and tumorigenesis (1–11).


Breast Cancer Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor Mammary Carcinogenesis Mammary Tumorigenesis Breast Cancer Cell Proliferation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Robert W. Hardy
    • 1
  • Nalinie S. M. D. Wickramasinghe
    • 1
  • S. C. Ke
    • 2
  • Alan Wells
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PathologyUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsUniversity of Alabama at BirminghamBirminghamUSA

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