Published in the September 2012 Newsletter

On August 27, 2012, both the CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley and the NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams carried stories on the results of the ECOG-led analysis entitled “Obesity at diagnosis is associated with inferior outcomes in hormone receptor-positive operable breast cancer,” which was published online the same day in CANCER, a journal of the American Cancer Society. The news segments featured on-site interviews with lead author Joseph Sparano, MD, and Gail Brown, one of Dr. Sparano’s patients at the Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, New York.

The journal determined this study to be of great interest to the public and selected it to be published early online ahead of print and to take part in its article-level publicity program.

View the CBS Evening News segment Obesity linked to recurrence of breast cancer

View the NBC Nightly News segment Obesity raises risk of breast cancer recurrence, study says

Read the press release

Gail Brown

Joseph Sparano, MD