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Volume 10 Supplement 1

The Scientific Basis of Breast Cancer


Edited by Bruce Ponder, Lewis Chodosh, Hans-Olov Adami, Jenny Chang, Stephen Johnston, Sunil Lakhani

  1. Content type: Review

    There is now extensive evidence that mammographic density is an independent risk factor for breast cancer that is associated with large relative and attributable risks for the disease. The epidemiology of mamm...

    Authors: Lisa J Martin and Norman F Boyd

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2008 10(Suppl 1):201

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  2. Content type: Review

    Immunocytochemical or molecular assays allow the detection of single disseminated tumor cells (DTCs) in the bone marrow (BM) or the peripheral blood in 10% to 60% of breast cancer patients without signs of met...

    Authors: Tanja Fehm, Volkmar Müller, Catherine Alix-Panabières and Klaus Pantel

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2008 10(Suppl 1):S1

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  3. Content type: Review

    Metastasis is an enormously complex process that remains to be a major problem in the management of cancer. The fact that cancer patients might develop metastasis after years or even decades from diagnosis of ...

    Authors: Kent W Hunter, Nigel PS Crawford and Jude Alsarraj

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2008 10(Suppl 1):S2

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  4. Content type: Viewpoint

    Our understanding of many aspects of cancer biology has been advanced through the use of modern genetics. These studies have already shown that germ line polymorphisms play a significant role in disease initia...

    Authors: James M Rae, Todd C Skaar, Susan G Hilsenbeck and Steffi Oesterreich

    Citation: Breast Cancer Research 2008 10(Suppl 1):301

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