Charlotte Finkenzeller

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Hormone therapy and anti-ErbB2 therapies are prescribed according to the hormone receptor [estrogen receptor α (ERα)/progesterone receptor] and ErbB2 status of the initial tumor, but it appears that circulating tumor cells (CTCs) and, consequently, the metastatic cells may have a different receptor status. As an attempt to meet the crucial need for(More)
BACKGROUND We evaluated both estrogen receptor (ER) and human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) status on disseminated tumor cells (DTCs) in the bone marrow of 54 patients with early breast cancer and compared these with the corresponding primary tumor (PT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Bone marrow aspirates were obtained at the time of first surgery,(More)
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