Jan 2008 BMC cancer

Markers of subtypes in inflammatory breast cancer studied by immunohistochemistry: prominent expression of P-cadherin.

Auteurs

Ben Hamida A, Labidi IS, Mrad K, Charafe-Jauffret E, Ben Arab S, Esterni B, Xerri L, Viens P, Bertucci F, Birnbaum D, Jacquemier J

Résumé

Inflammatory breast cancer (IBC) is a distinct and aggressive form of locally-advanced breast cancer with high metastatic potential. In Tunisia, IBC is associated with a high death rate. Among the major molecular subtypes, basal breast carcinomas are poorly differentiated, have metastatic potential and poor prognosis, but respond relatively well to chemotherapy. The aim of this study was to determine the distribution of molecular subtypes in IBC and identify factors that may explain the poor prognosis of IBC.

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