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Breast cancer and chronic inflammation: is there a link?

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Cynthia Lynch, MD, medical oncologist, clinical advisor for the breast cancer program, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Phoenix, AZ.

Naoto Tada Ueno, MD, PhD, Section Head, Translational Breast Cancer Research, Medical Breast Oncology, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX.

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Tina J. Hieken, MD, surgical oncologist, Mayo Clinic; professor of surgery, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine, Rochester, MN.

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