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Breast Cancer

  1. Gordon Stamp

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001473

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Stamp, G. 2001. Breast Cancer. eLS. .

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  1. Imperial College, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001

Abstract

Breast cancer remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide and despite intensive research effort consensus agreement on management has proved difficult. This is partly a consequence of the complexity of breast cancer and the fact that this term encompasses neoplastic alterations in the breast with very differing biological backgrounds. Understanding the molecular basis of malignant progression will allow more rational treatment for the future.

Keywords:

  • breast cancer;
  • cellular and molecular biology;
  • diagnosis;
  • treatment;
  • cancer;
  • breast;
  • mammary;
  • tumour;
  • carcinoma