Date of release: Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Lauren Pecorino's lastest blog, Obesity is the New Cigarette, was published in the Huffington Post.

Increased estrogen is a well-known risk factor for breast cancer. Here she discusses the new evidence published in Science (Nov. 29, 2013) that shows a new biochemical link between obesity and breast cancer : a cholesterol metabolite acts like estrogen.

You can read Lauren's blog here

Dr Lauren Pecorino, author of Molecular Biology of Cancer: Mechanisms, Targets and Therapeutics was commissioned by Oxford University Press to write the first text linking molecular processes underpinning cancer to the development of therapeutics. She writes regularly for the Huffington Post on related topics.