Breast cancer

Yi Huang, Nancy E. Davidson

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Abstract

Breast cancer is the most common malignancy among Western women. Like other human cancers, breast cancer results from the accumulation of a series of genetic and/or epigenetic changes to genes with diverse functions, ultimately evolving to a malignant state. Recent scientific advances have offered many new approaches to identify and target a growing number of these genetic and epigenetic alterations in breast cancer. It is expected that this improved understanding of breast cancer biology will enhance risk assessment, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of this disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationPrinciples of Molecular Medicine
PublisherHumana Press
Pages728-735
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9781588292025
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2006

Keywords

  • Breast cancer
  • breast cancer susceptibility genes
  • ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS)
  • endocrine therapies
  • epigenetic alterations
  • growth factor receptors
  • hormone regulation
  • hormone resistance
  • invasive breast cancer
  • oncogenes
  • receptors
  • steroid hormone
  • tumor suppressor genes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Huang, Y., & Davidson, N. E. (2006). Breast cancer. In Principles of Molecular Medicine (pp. 728-735). Humana Press. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-963-9_74