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This Week in BMC Cancer

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In BMC Cancer this week, researcher Jean-Jacques Body from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium reviews what he calls the "hidden risk" of fracture rate in women with breast cancer. Women with breast cancer, particularly those diagnosed at an early age, have increased incidence of fractures, Body says, the primary cause of which appears to be accelerated decrease in bone mineral density brought on by a loss of estrogenic signaling that occurs with most treatments for breast cancer.

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