Metabolic risk factors and prevention in breast cancer – is there evidence for intervention?
Rose Li, MD, PhD
Eisenhower Medical Center
Los Angeles, California
This activity was developed for physicians including Eisenhower medical staff along with nurses and ancillary staff.
At the end of this presentation, participants should be better able to:
- Describe the epidemiology and risk factors for breast cancer (BC) and its recurrence
- Recognize when and how to apply the Gail Model for BC risk assessment
- Apply the NCCN guidelines for the mitigation of BC risk factors by lifestyle
- Recognize that lifestyle changes including a healthy diet, weight loss, reducing alcohol intake, and exercise can substantially reduce the risk of first time BC as well as its recurrence
- Review that early clinical data shows that metformin and cholesterol-lower agents can improve overall and disease-free survival in patients with BC and metabolic comorbidities
- 1.00 AAFP
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™
- 1.00 Attendance
- 1.00 APA
- 1.00 CA-BRN