Kristy A. Brown Laboratory

Weill Cornell Medicine

Obesity, Metabolism, Estrogen and Cancer: How better understanding the relationship can lead to new strategies for intervention

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The lab is interested in understanding why obesity leads to an increased risk of cancers, including postmenopausal breast cancer. We have been particularly interested in the role of dysregulated metabolism in the breast microenvironment and how it leads to an increase in estrogen production, a key driver of obesity-related breast cancer. These studies have led to the identification of novel therapeutic strategies whose benefits may extend well beyond hormone-dependent breast cancers.






A lab is not a lab without people! We have just moved to Weill Cornell Medicine and are looking for bright, energetic people to join our team.