Absence of Epstein-Barr virus in medullary carcinoma of the breast as demonstrated by immunophenotyping, in situ hybridization and polymerase chain reaction.

@article{Lespagnard1995AbsenceOE,
  title={Absence of Epstein-Barr virus in medullary carcinoma of the breast as demonstrated by immunophenotyping, in situ hybridization and polymerase chain reaction.},
  author={Laurence Lespagnard and Pascale Cochaux and Denis P Larsimont and matthias. degeyter and Thierry Velu and R. B. Heimann},
  journal={American journal of clinical pathology},
  year={1995},
  volume={103 4},
  pages={449-52}
}
Medullary carcinoma of the breast is an epithelial malignant proliferation that shares many characteristics (macroscopic, microscopic, epidemiologic, and prognostic) with lymphoepithelioma-like carcinomas of various sites. The authors hypothesized that they could also share the same etiologic agent, the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV). Epstein-Barr virus, a virus of the herpesvirus family, is to be associated with lymphoepithelioma-like carcinomas of the nasopharynx, stomach, lung, thymus, and… CONTINUE READING