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breast duct lavage

Known as: ductal lavage 
A method used to collect cells from milk ducts in the breast. A hair-size catheter (tube) is inserted into the nipple, and a small amount of salt… Expand
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
Purpose: The challenges of cytology for accurate diagnosis of breast cancer are well recognized. We previously showed that normal… Expand
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Highly Cited
2006
Highly Cited
2006
BackgroundThe anatomy of the nipple has become clinically relevant. Diagnostic techniques access the breast through nipple ducts… Expand
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Review
2005
Review
2005
Cancer arising in carriers of mutations in the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes differs from sporadic breast cancer of age-matched controls… Expand
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2005
2005
Purpose: To establish a comprehensive proteomic approach for biomarker discovery and validation in breast fluid. Experimental… Expand
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
Purpose: Breast cancer is the most common malignancy in American women and the second leading cause of death from cancer. The… Expand
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
BACKGROUND Intensive screening is an alternative to prophylactic mastectomy in women at high risk for developing breast carcinoma… Expand
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Highly Cited
2004
Highly Cited
2004
BACKGROUND Ductal lavage has the potential to detect cancer by sampling breast epithelium in asymptomatic high-risk women. To… Expand
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2003
2003
PURPOSE Ductal lavage is a new modality for collecting exfoliated breast cells with the goal of detecting early neoplasia. The… Expand
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
If detected early, breast cancer is curable. We tested cells collected from the breast ducts by methylation-specific PCR (MSP… Expand
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Highly Cited
2001
Highly Cited
2001
BACKGROUND Breast cancer originates in breast epithelium and is associated with progressive molecular and morphologic changes… Expand
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