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Breast cancer and internal clock

Female shift workers are at higher risk of developing breast cancer. Kristan Aronson is investigating the complex relationship between shift work, melatonin, and the genes that control our internal clock.

Her goal is to reduce the risk for all female shift workers. Increased knowledge will inform future shift work interventions, and lead to better preventive strategies and healthy workplace policies for shift-working women.

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