Prevalence and characteristics of the MMTV-like associated breast carcinomas in Tunisia.

@article{Hachana2008PrevalenceAC,
  title={Prevalence and characteristics of the MMTV-like associated breast carcinomas in Tunisia.},
  author={Mohamed Hachana and Mounir Trim{\`e}che and Sonia Ziadi and Khaled Amara and Naim Gaddas and Moncef Mokni and S Yahyaoui Sadok Korbi},
  journal={Cancer letters},
  year={2008},
  volume={271 2},
  pages={222-30}
}
The involvement of a retrovirus homologous to the mouse mammary tumor virus (MMTV) in the pathogenesis of human breast cancer (BC) has long been assumed, but has never been proven. Previous studies have reported the detection of MMTV-like env sequences in variable proportions that did not exceed 40% of BC cases in several countries. However, these viral sequences have been found in higher proportion (74%) in Tunisian diagnosed with BC during the seventies. This study is an attempt to evaluate… CONTINUE READING