Dr. West on Relationship Between Diet and Endometrial Cancer

Lindsay West, MD
Published: Tuesday, Mar 13, 2018



Lindsay West, MD, gynecologic oncologist, University of North Carolina (UNC) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UNC School of Medicine, discusses the relationship between diet and endometrial cancer.

In a study of mouse models, investigators sought to assess the relationship between diet and the development of endometrial cancer. The findings showed that a low-fat diet decreased tumor growth in mice exposed to endometrial cancer cells. This makes sense, says West, as the diet was changed before the tumors had fully developed.

West suggests that investigators should look at the outcome of switching the diet of mice with fully developed endometrial cancer, as many women do not have the motivation to change their diet until they are faced with an endometrial cancer diagnosis. If findings indicate that switching to a low-fat diet can decrease tumor growth in mice who already have endometrial cancer, then this strategy could have an impactful clinical application.
SELECTED
LANGUAGE


Lindsay West, MD, gynecologic oncologist, University of North Carolina (UNC) Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, UNC School of Medicine, discusses the relationship between diet and endometrial cancer.

In a study of mouse models, investigators sought to assess the relationship between diet and the development of endometrial cancer. The findings showed that a low-fat diet decreased tumor growth in mice exposed to endometrial cancer cells. This makes sense, says West, as the diet was changed before the tumors had fully developed.

West suggests that investigators should look at the outcome of switching the diet of mice with fully developed endometrial cancer, as many women do not have the motivation to change their diet until they are faced with an endometrial cancer diagnosis. If findings indicate that switching to a low-fat diet can decrease tumor growth in mice who already have endometrial cancer, then this strategy could have an impactful clinical application.



View Conference Coverage
Online CME Activities
TitleExpiration DateCME Credits
Community Practice Connections™: 2nd Annual International Congress on Oncology Pathology™Aug 31, 20191.5
Community Practice Connections™: 2nd Annual School of Nursing Oncology™Sep 28, 20191.5
Publication Bottom Border
Border Publication
x