Birgitte Bruun Rasmussen

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Immunohistochemical antibody techniques for detection of oestrogen receptors (ER) were applied to formalin fixed, paraffin embedded sections from 62 primary breast cancers, the metastases of their original regional lymph nodes (29 cases), bone marrow carcinosis (43 cases) and liver metastases (20 cases). Forty per cent of the primary tumours and 31% of the(More)
BACKGROUND New, third-generation aromatase inhibitors (AIs) have proven comparable or superior to the anti-estrogen tamoxifen for treatment of estrogen receptor (ER) and/or progesterone receptor (PR) positive breast cancer. AIs suppress total body and intratumoral estrogen levels. It is unclear whether in situ carcinoma cell aromatization is the primary(More)
The pituitary hormone prolactin (PRL) has been implicated in tumourigenesis. Expression of PRL and its receptor (PRLR) was reported in human breast epithelium and breast cancer cells. It was suggested that PRL may act as an autocrine/paracrine growth factor. Here, we addressed the role of locally synthesised PRL in breast cancer. We analysed the expression(More)
Resistance to antiestrogen therapy is a major clinical challenge in the treatment of estrogen receptor α (ER)-positive breast cancer. The aim of the study was to explore the growth promoting pathways of antiestrogen resistant breast cancer cells to identify biomarkers and novel treatment targets. Antiestrogen sensitive and resistant T47D breast cancer cell(More)
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