Working stiff: how obesity boosts cancer risk

Sci Transl Med. 2015 Aug 19;7(301):301fs34. doi: 10.1126/scitranslmed.aac9446.


Obesity promotes breast cancer by enhancing the stiffness of breast adipose tissue through changes in the extracellular matrix (Seo et al., this issue).

Publication types

  • Comment

MeSH terms

  • Adipose Tissue / metabolism*
  • Animals
  • Breast Neoplasms / etiology*
  • Breast Neoplasms / metabolism*
  • Extracellular Matrix / metabolism*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Obesity / metabolism*