Pilot study of the effect of weight loss on breast tissue and blood biomarkers in women at increased risk for breast cancer

Study Overview

The purpose of this study is to see the effects that weight loss after bariatric surgery might have on certain breast cancer biomarkers and breast density.

Study Description

The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of dramatic weight loss secondary to bariatric surgery on biomarkers of breast cancer tissue and blood as well as on imaging in women at elevated risk for breast cancer.

Additional Information

Participants will be compensated for their participation.


  • IRB Number: 1511957605 (IUSCC-0556)
  • Research Study Identifier: TX5773
  • Principal Investigator: Tarah Ballinger, MD

Recruitment Status

Open

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