Gadi, colleagues find presence of circulating fetal cells in women after childbirth lowers breast cancer risk, raises colon cancer risk
May 14, 2012
| By Dean Forbes
Scientists have found what could be a first-ever causative link between the concentration of circulating Y-chromosome fetal cells in women who gave birth and their risk of later developing breast cancer and colon cancer. Dr. V.K. Gadi of the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's Clinical Research Division was senior author of the study, which was recently published online in the European Journal of Cancer.