Hormone receptor status of breast tumors in black, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic white women. An analysis of 13,239 cases.

@article{Gapstur1996HormoneRS,
  title={Hormone receptor status of breast tumors in black, Hispanic, and non-Hispanic white women. An analysis of 13,239 cases.},
  author={Susan M. Gapstur and J Y Dupuis and Peter H. Gann and S Collila and David Porter Winchester},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1996},
  volume={77 8},
  pages={1465-71}
}
BACKGROUND It has been postulated that different biologic characteristics of a tumor might account for at least a portion of the disparity in breast cancer survival for patients across racial and ethnic groups. The hormone receptor status of breast tumors is one characteristic with prognostic significance. Results of several studies indicate a higher proportion of estrogen receptor negative (ER-) breast tumors among black or Hispanic women compared with non-Hispanic whites. We investigated… CONTINUE READING

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