Pregnancy-associated breast cancer

An entity needing refinement of the definition

Authors

  • Virginia F. Borges MD MMSc,

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    1. Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado
    2. University of Colorado Cancer Center, Denver, Colorado
    • Associate Professor of Medicine, Director, Young Women's Breast Cancer Translational Program, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, 12801 East 17th Avenue, MS 8117, Rm 8112, Aurora, CO 80045; Phone: (303) 724-0186

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  • Pepper J. Schedin PhD

    1. Division of Medical Oncology, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado
    2. University of Colorado Cancer Center, Denver, Colorado
    3. AMC Cancer Research Center, Aurora, Colorado
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  • See referenced original article on pages 3254-9, this issue.

Abstract

Pregnancy-associated breast cancer is an important but challenging topic of research. The article by Murphy et al on this subject is reviewed, and includes a discussion of the definition of pregnancy-associated breast cancer, in terms of whether diagnosis is made during or after pregnancy.

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