Nov 2013 Breast cancer research : BCR

Comparison of molecular subtype distribution in triple-negative inflammatory and non-inflammatory breast cancers.

Auteurs

Masuda H, Baggerly KA, Wang Y, Iwamoto T, Brewer T, Pusztai L, Kai K, Kogawa T, Finetti P, Birnbaum D, Dirix L, Woodward WA, Reuben JM, Krishnamurthy S, Symmans W, Van Laere SJ, Bertucci F, Hortobagyi GN, Ueno NT

Résumé

Because of its high rate of metastasis, inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) has a poor prognosis compared with non-inflammatory types of breast cancer (non-IBC). In a recent study, Lehmann and colleagues identified seven subtypes of triple-negative breast cancer (TNBC). We hypothesized that the distribution of TNBC subtypes differs between TN-IBC and TN-non-IBC. We determined the subtypes and compared clinical outcomes by subtype in TN-IBC and TN-non-IBC patients.

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