Solid neuroendocrine carcinomas of the breast: metastases or primary tumors?

  title={Solid neuroendocrine carcinomas of the breast: metastases or primary tumors?},
  author={Christiane Richter-Ehrenstein and Juliane Arndt and Anna Buckendahl and Jan Eucker and Wilko Weichert and Atsuko Kasajima and Achim Schneider and Aurelia Noske},
  journal={Breast Cancer Research and Treatment},
Neuroendocrine breast carcinomas are rare but may represent either metastatic or primary lesions. So far, clinical and preoperative histopathological examinations do not distinguish properly between a primary or metastatic breast tumor. Due to any possible consequences following an appropriate treatment, markers which may be helpful for such a distinguishment are needed. We addressed this study in order to evaluate the immunohistochemical expression of GCDFP-15 and mammaglobin in a subset of… CONTINUE READING
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