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Genetic heterogeneity in breast cancer: the road to personalized medicine?

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medicine, June 2013
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Genetic heterogeneity in breast cancer: the road to personalized medicine?
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BMC Medicine, June 2013
DOI 10.1186/1741-7015-11-151
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Richard D Baird, Carlos Caldas


More women die from breast cancer across the world today than from any other type of malignancy. The clinical course of breast cancer varies tremendously between patients. While some of this variability is explained by traditional clinico-pathological factors (including patient age, tumor stage, histological grade and estrogen receptor status), molecular profiling studies have defined breast cancer subtypes with distinct clinical outcomes. This mini-review considers recent studies which have used genomics technologies in an attempt to identify new biomarkers of prognosis and treatment response. These studies highlight the genetic heterogeneity that exists within breast cancers in space and time.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
United Kingdom 3 3%
Spain 1 <1%
Italy 1 <1%
Switzerland 1 <1%
Denmark 1 <1%
Egypt 1 <1%
United States 1 <1%
Ecuador 1 <1%
Unknown 106 91%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 29 25%
Student > Ph. D. Student 26 22%
Student > Master 18 16%
Student > Bachelor 8 7%
Other 7 6%
Other 28 24%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 40 34%
Medicine and Dentistry 37 32%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 15 13%
Unspecified 8 7%
Computer Science 4 3%
Other 12 10%

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