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  • ER-positive breast cancer presents differing metabolic signatures in African American, white women

    Professor Zeynep Madak-Erdogan in her lab

    New research led by food science and human nutrition professor Zeynep Madak-Erdogan and her colleagues found that estrogen receptor-positive breast cancer presents differing metabolic signatures in the blood of African American women and non-Hispanic white women.  Madak-Erdogan is a faculty member at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, and her partners on the project included scientists at the University of Illinois Chicago, Northeastern University and Northwestern University.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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  • Editor’s notes:   To reach Ashlie Santaliz-Casiano, email ashlies2@illinois.edu


    To reach Zeynep Madak-Erdogan, email zmadake2@illinois.edu


    The paper “Identification of metabolic pathways contributing to ER+ breast cancer disparities using a machine-learning pipeline” is available online or from the News Bureau.


     DOI: 10.1038/s41598-023-39215-1


     The paper “Free fatty acids rewire cancer metabolism in obesity-associated breast cancer via estrogen receptor and mTOR signaling” is available online or from the News Bureau.


     DOI: 10.1158/0008-5472.CAN-18-2849