The developmental origins of breast cancer have been considered predominantly from a maternal perspective. Although accumulating evidence suggests a paternal programming effect on metabolic diseases, the potential impact of fathers’ experiences on their daughters’ breast cancer risk has received less attention. In this chapter, we focus on the developmental origins of breast cancer and examine the emerging evidence for a role of fathers’ experiences.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Title of host publication||Methods in Molecular Biology|
|Publisher||Humana Press Inc.|
|Number of pages||13|
|State||Published - 2018|
|Name||Methods in Molecular Biology|
Bibliographical noteFunding Information:
C. C. F. was a recipient of a PhD scholarship from the Brazilian National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq; Proc. 153478/2012-8). T. P. O. is the recipient of a researcher fellowship from CNPq (Proc.307910/2016-4) and is supported by grants from CNPq (Proc. 448501/2014-7), the Food Research Center (FoRC), and the São Paulo State Research Funding Agency (Proc.2013/07914-8).
- Breast cancer
- Female offspring
- Paternal programming
- Preconceptional diet