Pregnancy-associated breast cancer and metastasis

  title={Pregnancy-associated breast cancer and metastasis},
  author={P. Schedin},
  journal={Nature Reviews Cancer},
  • P. Schedin
  • Published 2006
  • Medicine
  • Nature Reviews Cancer
  • Pregnancy-associated breast cancer, which has a poor prognosis, is often overlooked by clinicians and researchers alike. With the trend towards delayed child-bearing, an increase in the occurrence of breast cancer complicated by pregnancy is anticipated. The mechanisms that have been proposed to account for this poor prognosis, including increased hormone exposure, might not contribute significantly to the observed increase in metastasis seen in these patients. Instead, the mammary… CONTINUE READING
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