Triple-negative/basal-like breast cancer: review.

@article{Rakha2009TriplenegativebasallikeBC,
  title={Triple-negative/basal-like breast cancer: review.},
  author={Emad A Rakha and Ian O. Ellis},
  journal={Pathology},
  year={2009},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={40-7}
}
Breast cancer comprises a heterogeneous group of diseases that vary in morphology, biology, behaviour and response to therapy. Triple-negative (TN) breast cancer is a subtype of tumours with aggressive clinical behaviour which currently lacks effective targeted therapies. The majority of TN breast cancers possess a basal phenotype and show varying degrees of basal marker expression (basal-like tumours). The importance of recognising these tumours came to light largely as the result of global… CONTINUE READING