December 11, 2009

Novel Breast Tissue Feature Strongly Associated With Risk of Breast Cancer

By Kelley Luckstein

Accurate, individualized risk prediction for breast cancer is lacking. Tissue-based features may help to stratify women into different risk levels. Breast lobules are the anatomic sites of origin of breast cancer. As women age, these lobular structures should regress, which results in reduced breast cancer risk. However, this does not occur in all women…


Novel, tissue-based features that reflect the status of a woman's normal breast lobules are associated with breast cancer risk. These features may offer a novel strategy for risk prediction.


Journal of Clinical Oncology by Karthik Ghosh, M.D., Lynn Hartmann, M.D., et al., 12/10/09

Tags: Breast Cancer, Breast Cancer, Cancer

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